The Foreign Office has urged anyone involved in the recent Las Vegas shooting incident to avoid the area and "follow the advice of the local security authorities."

A number of fatalities and injuries have been reported following a gun attack near the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The incident took place during an open-air concert.

At time of writing, roads around the site have been closed, while some departing flights from McCarran International Airport have been postponed. Some arriving flights have been diverted to other airports in Nevada or to airports in neighbouring states.

The FCO is urgently seeking further information from local authorities.

The suspected perpetrator has been arrested. The 64 year old male is thought to be the only attacker involved.

Are you travelling to Las Vegas or another US city?

The FCO warns that flights to and from Las Vegas will be affected. This may have a knock-on effect in other airports in the USA.

More than 750,000 Britons visited Las Vegas in 2016, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority – a figure surpassed only by Canadians and Mexicans.

Aside from highlighting the immediate impact on flights and city road closures, the FCO has not provided any specific advice for those travelling to Las Vegas in the coming days and weeks. It does, however, urge travellers to check the status of any US-bound flight before leaving for the airport, whether in the UK, the USA, or another country.

Hurricanes Irma & Maria

Following Hurricanes Irma & Maria in September, several US states and territories continue to be affected by "extreme flooding, power outages and limited communications." Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been severely affected.

The FCO warns: "You should ... be aware that more accidents tend to occur post-storm than during it."

The FCO continues, "You should consider your travel plans very carefully and check local advice."

Those planning to visit the area should also check with their airlines and travel firms for up-to-date information.