Summary

There’s no British diplomatic presence in Western Sahara. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Rabat.

Western Sahara is a disputed territory and the UK regards its status as undetermined. See Political situation

There is a high threat from terrorism. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French military intervention in Mali. See Terrorism

There is a threat of kidnapping in the immediate and wider regions. Take particular care in remote regions and border areas. See our Sahel page for further information.

The level of road safety is poor. There is a high risk of unexploded mines in remote areas. See Road travel

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