The increasingly worrying events in Ukraine have shocked the world. Millions will be affected directly and indirectly.
If you are considering travelling, I have highlighted some key points for you to consider:
Airlines cannot fly over Russian airspace so some flights will take longer
Russian airline Aeroflot is not allowed into the UK
The FCDO advises all but essential travel to Russia and Belarus and has advised anyone there to return to the UK as soon as possible
Ticket prices are likely to rise due to increased fuel costs and longer flight times
Cruise lines are changing itineraries that include Russian or Ukrainian destinations
Poland, Slovakia, Hungry and Romania are not at risk at the moment. However, avoid the countries' borders due to hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping the conflict.
Moldova closed its airspace on 24 February
Lithuania declared a state of emergency and everyone must carry ID at all times
Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful conflict.