The British government has removed Palawan in the list of areas in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, where a travel restriction for its citizens is raised.
“Terrorism section particulary Kidnapping – removal of information on Palawan Islands,” the United Kingdom-based Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) posted on its website on Saturday.
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The FCO also removed the south of Cebu from the list of areas that may pose danger to its travelling citizens.
“Please note that this is a substantive change rather than the more usual factual updates. A substantive change is when we change our advice on what British nationals should or shouldn’t do. A factual update is when we do not change our advice, but we add information about something that has happened or in existence in the country concerned to help British Nationals be aware of recent events,” according to British Embassy Press and Communications Manager Cecille Fontanilla.
Before the Christmas holidays last year, the FCO issued an advisory to its citizens against all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago because of terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups.
Palawan Island Philippines is the largest island. The island is half desert, so still undeveloped. You can enjoy the jungle, mountains, and white beaches. Palawan Islands has been rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as best Southeast Asia region in 2007, and the 13th best island in the world!
Of course, many of us have grown up with a negative misconception that vacationing in certain corners of our beautiful country isn’t doable. However, with the growing scene of backpackers and Do It Yourself (DIY) travelers we are discovering that it is not only possible to travel to places, but possible to do so on a tight budget.
Slices of paradise we’re hearing about on travel blogs, magazines, and social media channels are within our reach.
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