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Foreign Office reveal the 18 most dangerous countries Brits shouldn’t visit

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According to this map released by the Foreign Office, there are 18 countries which you should probably avoid holidaying in. 

Unsurprisingly, a good few of them are in the Middle East. Seven to be precise: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, the Palestinian territories, Tunisia and Yemen. So that lad's tour you were planning around the region may have to wait...

The rest of the countries on the DO NOT TRAVEL list are:

Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Guinea
Mauritania
Niger
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Somaliland
South Sudan 

The FCO also listed 45 other countries which they consider partially dangerous, including the northern Sinai and the Western Desert in Egypt. For now, Sharm El-Sheikh in the southern Sinai has been given an "all but essential travel" rating, following last weeks disaster. 

The other countries to check against the FCO website before you book your flights are: 

Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Burkina Faso
Burma (Myanmar)
Cambodia
Cameroon
Colombia
Djibouti
Ecuador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Georgia
Haiti
India
Iran
Israel
Ivory Coast
Japan (around Fukushima)
Jordan
Kenya
Kosovo
Lebanon
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Nepal
Nigeria
Pakistan
Philippines
Republic of Congo
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
Venezuela
Western Sahara

And just FYI, if you find yourself in Syria anytime soon the UK government won't be able to get you out. They're currently advising that you leave 'by any practical means' possible.

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Emily is a freelance writer for Shortlist.com. She covers breaking news, entertainment, style and lifestyle for the site. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found eating and drinking or thinking about food and drinking. Follow Emily on Twitter: @ebadiozzaman 

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