Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Iraq are amongst 18 countries which the UK Foreign Office says British travellers should avoid, a new map has shown.
Daesh’s presence in the Middle East has contributed greatly to the list of countries which are classed unsafe for travel.
“The current advice for Syria is that any Britons currently in the war-torn country should leave now by any practical means because the Foreign Office would be unable to provide any consular services,” the Independent newspaper, who commissioned the map, reported.
According to the paper, the map also includes 45 countries deemed partly dangerous due to unrest in certain regions, including the area in northern Sinai, Egypt, where the Russian plane crashed last week. There have been reports that the plane crashed because it was bombed.
The map also includes parts of Russia, including the region close to its border with Ukraine and Chechnya.
The full list of countries which the Foreign Office advises British people travelling to includes: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Palestinian territories, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.
Countries which the Foreign Office has deemed have problem areas include: Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, India, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, 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.