United Arab Emirates: Consular process to be required for some employment visa applicants

Employment visa (entry permit) applicants from certain countries will soon have to process their immigration applications through designated UAE consular service centres in their home country before entering the UAE, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).

Bangladesh: Travel advice

A bomb attack on a large gathering by the Shia community in the Old City of Dhaka occurred early in the morning of Saturday 24 October. One person is reported killed and many injured. In view of the current high threat of terrorism against Westerners in Bangladesh, current advice to keep a low profile in all public spaces, limit attendance at events where Westerners may gather and take particular care where there are large gatherings should be followed.