Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR).

British nationals should leave now if practical means are available, if it is safe to do so, and if a safe destination is available. Those who remain should take all precautions and maintain sufficient stocks of food and water. Those who remain or visit against our advice should be aware that the FCO is not able to provide consular services nor organise or assist your evacuation from the country. If the situation deteriorates further, leaving the country by commercial means will become increasingly difficult. Only one regional airline, Asky, operates flights out of Bangui to Douala. See Local Travel.

There is no British Embassy in the CAR. There is an Honorary Consul in Bangui, but given the current security situation he is not able to offer consular assistance. See Consular assistance

The security situation in Bangui has improved slightly since the beginning of the year, but overall remains poor. Reports of violence, reprisal killings, looting and human rights abuses across the country continue.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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