February 8, 2011 – 15:15 AMT 11:15 GMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – British Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to remind UK citizens on the undesirability of visits to certain regions of the world; however, the travel advice is updated rarely, with the last upgrade dating back several years.
As the press office of the British embassy in Yerevan told PanARMENIAN.Net new announcement posted on Baku’s British embassy’s website warns about threats of terrorism in Azerbaijan. “Attacks on civilians are possible at cites visited by foreigners,” the message stresses.
As reported earlier, British Foreign Ministry recommends its citizens to abstain from visiting Karabakh, as well as Armenian regions of Tavush and Gegharkunik, adjacent to Azerbaijan, as border areas contain mines and unexploded ordnance. As the statement notes, the British embassy cannot provide consular assistance to citizens who are in the Nagorno Karabakh region.
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