FCO Travel Advice for - Western Sahara

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  • There is 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.
  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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