Malaysia - Advise against all but essential travel
The Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) advise against all but essential travel to an area east of a line joining Sabah's most northerly point near the town of Kudat
to the Indonesian border in the southern part of Sabah, near Tawau. This region has been declared a 'Special Security Area' by the Malaysian government.
It includes the towns of Sandakan, Lahad Datu town and Tawau and their respective airports.
It also includes the towns of Kunak and Semporna and the islands immediately off the coast, including Sipadan.
The FCDO advise those currently in the region to consider leaving as soon as practicable and to follow the advice of the local police authorities.
On 7 March, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib announced that operations against the armed insurgents were ongoing and that an area of eastern Sabah had been declared a
'Special Security Area'. Additional police and military forces were being deployed to this area.
The FCDO also advises British nationals to exercise caution in the rest of Sabah,
monitor local media reports and comply with the advice and instructions of the police and local authorities.
Insure for Travel Insurance includes certain hazardous sporting activities at no extra charge (STANDARD),
providing they are amateur activities conducted under adequate supervision and only participated on an incidental basis.
FCO advise against all but essential travel to within 60kms of the Kenya-Somali border; to Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island;
to Garissa District; to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi; and to low income areas of Nairobi, including all township or slum areas.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to an area east of a line joining Sabah's
most northerly point near the town of Kudat to the Indonesian border in the southern part of Sabah, near Tawau.