FACTBOX-Travel warnings after Japan's earthquake

Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:43am GMT
 

March 16 (Reuters) - Following are travel warnings from several countries following an earthquake and tsunami and subsequent crisis at a nuclear power complex.

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AUSTRALIA:

-- Australia has upgraded its travel warning for Japan, with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd urging its citizens with non-essential roles in Japan to consider leaving Tokyo and the eight prefectures most damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.

Rudd said the advice was due to problems with Japan's infrastructure, such as its power and water supplies and transport system, and was not related to concerns with Japan's nuclear reactors.

"Given all these problems with, frankly, just basic infrastructure on the ground and water supply questions and food distribution questions that if your presence is not essential than you should consider, if you're in Tokyo or in those affected prefectures, departing those locations," Rudd told Australian television.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said 94 Australians remained unaccounted for in the areas worst affected by the quake and tsunami.

BRITAIN:

-- Britain's Foreign Office advised against all non-essential travel to Tokyo and the northeast of Japan.   Continued...

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