Nearly 1,000 Thomas Cook holidaymakers will be returned to the UK from Gambia after the Foreign Office changed its travel advice to the country.
The firm said it was implementing contingency plans to bring home all its UK customers over the next 48 hours.
The Foreign Office now advises against all but essential travel, based upon the risk of political unrest in Gambia.
A 90-day state of emergency has been declared over disputed presidential elections in the West African country. (courtesy of BBC News)