Central African Republic Alert
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Central African Republic
Tensions are high in Bangui and across the country. There are armed patrols that have set up several roadblocks across the country. Reports of violence, reprisal killings, looting and human rights abuses continue across the country.
Recently there have been a number of kidnappings of government ministers, humanitarian and UN workers.
Over the last year there have been periodic outbreaks of inter-ethnic violence, particularly in Bangui and Bambari.
Terrorist attacks in the Central African Republic can’t be ruled out.
UK health authorities have classified the Central African Republic as having a risk of Zika virus transmission.