Columbia: Foreign Office Amends Travel Ad

London, 26 October/GNN/ —

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE News Release issued by the Government News
Network on 26 October 2005
The Foreign Office today revised its Travel Advice for Colombia. We have now
included the southern parts of Meta department and the Sierra Nevada de Santa
Marta (including the ‘Lost City’) to the areas we advise against all travel to.

The summary for the travel advice now reads:

* We advise against all travel to Putumayo, Arauca, Narino, Caqueta and
Norte de Santander departments, and to rural areas of Sucre, Bolivar, Choco,
Antioquia, Valle de Cauca, Cauca and Huila departments. We also advise
against all travel to southern parts of Meta department and to the Sierra
Nevada de Santa Marta (including the ‘Lost City’). There is a high risk to
your personal safety in these areas.

* The threat from terrorism is high. You should be extremely vigilant
throughout Colombia, particularly when you are visiting or staying in public
places used by foreigners, such as hotels, bars, restaurants, nightclubs
and shopping-malls, and in the vicinity of government buildings.

* There is a serious risk of kidnapping and crime throughout most parts of
the country.

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