2008 News Archive - Flights - Tsunami disaster region - information

29 12 2004

India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and The Maldives were hit by a series of tidal waves on 26th December 2004, following a major earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued an emergency number, 020 7008 0000, for people who wish to report missing relatives and friends affected by the tsunami or to pass on information about them.

People who were due to fly to affected countries in the region should contact their Tour Operator for further information and advice regarding their flight/booking.

Useful contact details:

  • FCO emergency number – 020 7008 0000 – Please note, this number is only for people anxious for information about missing friends and relatives. For general travel advice, please visit www.fco.gov.uk/travel

  • Cosmos – 0161 489 3465
  • Kuoni – A dedicated phone line has been set up for the friends and relatives of Kuoni guests: 01306 747 012 from 9am-8pm, or 01306 744 435 outside office hours
  • Thomas Cook – 01274 387 634 (24 hours)
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