Wednesday, February 23, 2011

British Nationals Warned Against Travel to Bahrain by FCO

As Bahrain goes the Egypt way, the British Foreign Office warned its citizens against all but essential travel to the country. Similar kind of warning has been issued for certain sections of Libya.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has been reeling under anti-government demonstrations for quite some time now. As proceedings get murkier and violent, the FCO issued a warning asking travellers to not to book flights to the destination unless it’s absolutely necessary.

FCO was quoted as stating, "In light of recent developments, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] has changed its travel advice to advise against all but essential travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Bahrain has been emerging as a red hot tourist destination enticing travellers to book air tickets on cheap flights to the country’s international airport that is located near its capital city, Manama. Several tour operators who specialise in the Middle East packages even churn out attractive packages for Bahrain, offering tickets on cheap flights for low-cost airlines.

However, the current gloomy state of affairs in the country is surely not helping the nation to breakthrough as a truly top holiday spot among holiday makers. Many travellers might now be hesitant in booking flight tickets on airlines to the destination; especially with a travel warning being issued by the FCO.

Similar warning has been meted out by the Foreign Office for Libyan cities like Benghazi, Ajdabiya, Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, Derna, Ajdabiya and Tobruk and areas bordering Sudan, Chad, Niger and Algeria. Nearly 3,500 Britons are believed to be in Libya presently.

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