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Hurricanes Irma and Maria: government response and advice

Summarises the UK government response and the advice for British nationals affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

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Satellite image of Hurricane Irma from the US Navy.

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Travel advice for places affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Hurricanes Irma and Maria affected large parts of the Caribbean. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated travel advice to provide guidance for British nationals in the countries and overseas territories affected:

See also the guidance on what to do if you’re affected by a crisis overseas.

Keep up-to-date with changes to travel advice:

Overview of how the UK government has supported Anguilla after Hurricane Irma

Anguilla overview

Published 6 September 2017
Last updated 27 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Foreign Secretary's ministerial meeting support to UK Overseas Territories added
  2. Extra UK aid to Dominica following deadly Hurricane Maria
  3. Cuba travel advice updated
  4. Sir Alan Duncan's update added
  5. travel advice for Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Haiti updated
  6. Update on Government response to Hurricane Irma and Maria added
  7. Ministerial statements on Hurricane Maria added
  8. Updated with latest travel advice in advance of Hurricane Maria
  9. Lord Ahmad's visit to Turks and Caicos, and latest numbers added
  10. UK aid update added
  11. update on Hurricane Irma British Red Cross Appeal
  12. Update on Foreign Secretary's visit added
  13. Added latest facts and figures update
  14. Added update on aid
  15. Sir Alan Duncan's Commons statement added.
  16. Added International Development Secretary's update
  17. Added Foreign Secretary's visit to hurricane hit islands.
  18. Added Foreign Secretary's interview with media and post-COBR meeting statement.
  19. Foreign Secretary's interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme added.
  20. Added the Foreign Secretary's post-COBR meeting statement
  21. Added Foreign Secretary's article and UK government actions update
  22. New MOD story added
  23. Change to number
  24. Prime Minister's post-COBR statement added
  25. added travel advice for the Bahamas
  26. Added Foreign Secretary's latest statement
  27. Added Prime Minister's statement and International Development Secretary's update.
  28. Latest ministerial statements added
  29. First published.