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Free speech: Saudi Arabia arrests man who filmed public beheading and Ireland’s dream

by | 20th, January 2015

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Saudi Arabia is an  ally of the UK, the country whose leaders cry “Je Suis Charlie”.

Is Saudi Arabia a dangerous place? No. So long as you stop thinking, it’s fine. The Foreign Offices advises travellers:

There is a heightened threat from terrorism….

Cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in patients from Saudi Arabia continue to be reported to the World Health Organization. For the latest information and advice, see the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

The British Embassy receives regular requests for help from pilgrims performing Hajj or Umrah, particularly in relation to disputes and dissatisfaction with tour operators. The Saudi Ministry of Health has advised certain groups of people to postpone undertaking the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in 2014 in light of the MERS virus cases. It has also provided advice for those that are undertaking the pilgrimage to minimise the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. See Pilgrimage and the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s Advice for pilgrims: Hajj and Umrah.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

The big threats are from foreign agents of terror, MERS and a lack of

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