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Medical & Security Alerts
South Africa 4/17/2015 2:18:00 PM Mozambique, South Africa: Authorities indefinitely close border crossing following disturbances; seek alternative routes • • • • • • South Africa 4/18/2015 3:40:00 AM Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal provinces: Monitor developments, avoid protests following xenophobic unrest in Durban, Johannesburg • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/18/2015 12:09:00 AM Avoid opposition protest over human rights abuses on 24 April due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Sudan 4/19/2015 12:38:00 AM Darfur: Security incidents around Nyala underline persistent lawlessness, EXTREME travel rating • • • • • • Iraq 4/17/2015 9:22:00 PM Erbil: Continue to avoid Ankawa neighbourhood following fatal explosion (Revised 21.22 GMT) • • • • • • Burundi 4/18/2015 12:11:00 AM Bujumbura: Stand fast on 18 April due to likelihood of anti-government unrest; defer non-essential travel to Burundi until 9 May • • • • • • Bolivia 4/19/2015 1:03:00 AM Cochabamba: Further unruly protests by university students possible; avoid all demonstrations • • • • • • Brazil 4/18/2015 10:23:00 PM Brasilia, other urban centres: Avoid likely protests against outsourcing bill around 22 April vote • • • • • • Peru 4/19/2015 1:31:00 AM Arequipa, Moquegua departments: Authorities raise alert level due to increased activity at Ubinas volcano; monitor developments • • • • • • Bahrain 4/17/2015 2:27:00 AM Manama, environs: Spike in unrest likely during Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on 17-19 April • • • • • • Bahrain 4/19/2015 12:11:00 AM Northern governorate: Avoid unauthorised rallies on 19 April due to credible risk of unrest • • • • • • Egypt 4/18/2015 9:32:00 AM North Sinai: Lethal militant attacks highlight need to avoid non-essential travel (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Egypt 4/18/2015 6:18:00 AM Giza, urban centres: Discovery of bombs underscores persistent low-level militant threat • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/17/2015 4:25:00 AM Exercise increased vigilance during Mujahideen Victory Day on 28 April • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/18/2015 6:57:00 AM Jalalabad: Fatal bombings reflect risks posed by militant activity (Revised 06.57 GMT) • • • • • • Morocco 4/18/2015 12:13:00 AM Western Sahara: Avoid all demonstrations related to ongoing UN visit until 19 April • • • • • • Morocco 4/18/2015 12:15:00 AM Fes: Expect localised disruption, heightened security during ongoing Sufi festival until 25 April; avoid all related events • • • • • • Morocco 4/19/2015 12:13:00 AM Casablanca, Fes, Kenitra, Tetouan: Avoid rallies by labour unions on 19 April as security precaution • • • • • • Mali 4/18/2015 9:00:00 AM Northern desert regions: Fatal attack on UN peacekeeping base in Gao highlights need to avoid all travel (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • China 4/17/2015 10:13:00 AM Shanghai: Knife attack near People's Square underscores need to maintain personal security awareness (Revised 10.12 GMT) • • • • • • India 4/19/2015 12:11:00 AM Delhi: Anticipate disruption on 19, 22 April due to rallies in central areas • • • • • • India 4/17/2015 3:21:00 AM Tamil Nadu: Letter threatening Islamist militant attacks underscores persistent risk of terrorism • • • • • • India 4/19/2015 12:10:00 AM Kashmir Valley: Further disturbances likely on 19 April during sit-in protest in Srinagar, shutdown strike in Budgam • • • • • • Korea, South 4/18/2015 9:17:00 PM Seoul: Clashes during demonstration over ferry sinking underline need to avoid related gatherings on 24, 25 April • • • • • • Korea, South 4/18/2015 11:38:00 PM Asiana Airlines suspends flights to Japan's Hiroshima Airport following runway accident • • • • • • Indonesia 4/19/2015 12:11:00 AM Jakarta, Bandung: Expect localised travel disruption during international summit on 19-24 April • • • • • • Indonesia 4/17/2015 1:16:00 PM Travel risk rating for Aceh downgraded to MEDIUM • • • • • • Pakistan 4/17/2015 12:11:00 PM Karachi: Attack on US national underlines credible risks against western interests • • • • • • Pakistan 4/19/2015 12:11:00 AM Karachi: Avoid planned rally on 19 April, all political gatherings related to 23 April by-election • • • • • • Armenia 4/17/2015 8:49:00 AM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Reported skirmish underscores HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh • • • • • • Azerbaijan 4/17/2015 8:49:00 AM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Reported skirmish underscores HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh • • • • • • Turkey 4/17/2015 7:13:00 AM Istanbul: Anticipate heightened security, following recent security incidents (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Russia 4/19/2015 12:12:00 AM Moscow, urban centres: Avoid planned, possible opposition protests on 19 April as a routine precaution • • • • • • Liberia 4/17/2015 10:52:00 PM Monrovia: Exercise caution, monitor developments after unrest over killing of motorcyclist • • • • • • Malawi 4/18/2015 8:48:00 AM Cholera outbreak continues • • • • • • Mozambique 4/17/2015 2:18:00 PM Mozambique, South Africa: Authorities indefinitely close border crossing following disturbances; seek alternative routes • • • • • • Nigeria 4/17/2015 12:39:00 PM Anticipate, avoid further protests against xenophobic violence in South Africa; related risks to South Africans to remain limited • • • • • • Nigeria 4/18/2015 4:12:00 AM Air traffic controllers call for indefinite nationwide strike from 20 April • • • • • • Nigeria 4/19/2015 2:13:00 AM Unknown illness in Ode-Irele, Ondo state - possible toxin • • • • • • Algeria 4/18/2015 12:15:00 AM Ouargla province: Avoid further anti-gas exploration protests as security precaution • • • • • • Algeria 4/17/2015 7:27:00 AM Bejaia, Bouira, Tizi Ouzou: Avoid commemorative rallies on 20 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Myanmar 4/17/2015 8:37:00 AM Shan state: Continue to defer all travel to Kokang Self-Administered Zone as fighting continues • • • • • • Argentina 4/18/2015 6:31:00 PM Neuquen province: Normal traffic resumes on National Route 40 in Chos Malal following end of blockade • • • • • • Australia 4/18/2015 7:50:00 AM Melbourne: Arrests during counter-terrorism raids not indicative of increased travel security risks • • • • • • Canada 4/18/2015 12:13:00 AM Montreal: Avoid student demonstration on 18 April due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Chile 4/18/2015 10:42:00 AM Consult local contacts, plan journeys carefully due to ongoing wildfires in various locations (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Chile 4/17/2015 2:00:00 PM Santiago: Further unruly protests likely following clashes between students and police; avoid all demonstrations • • • • • • Chile 4/18/2015 6:44:00 PM Malleco province: Arson attack underlines risk from disturbances involving indigenous activists • • • • • • France 4/18/2015 5:39:00 AM Air traffic controllers cancel strike planned for 29 April-2 May; expect normal flight operations • • • • • • Gabon 4/18/2015 12:12:00 AM Libreville: Potential for unrest around courthouse on 18 April during trial of opposition leader • • • • • • Greece 4/17/2015 2:03:00 AM Athens, urban centres: Further disruptive protests by anarchist groups possible; avoid all related demonstrations (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Greece 4/17/2015 8:51:00 AM Athens, Korydallos, Nikaia: Avoid vicinity of rival rallies on 20 April as security precaution during trial of party activists • • • • • • Hungary 4/19/2015 12:11:00 AM Budapest, urban centres: Avoid nationwide anti-corruption demonstrations on 19 April as routine precaution • • • • • • Kazakhstan 4/17/2015 9:11:00 AM Karagandy, other provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries due to ongoing disruption caused by flooding • • • • • • Mexico 4/18/2015 10:18:00 AM Tamaulipas state: Fatal clashes between criminals, security forces in Reynosa underscore HIGH travel risks • • • • • • Thailand 4/17/2015 7:25:00 AM Southern provinces: Fatal shootings in Narathiwat, Yala underscore risks from insurgency • • • • • • Thailand 4/17/2015 10:59:00 AM Chonburi province: Robberies of foreign nationals in Pattaya highlight need for security precautions • • • • • • Sweden 4/18/2015 12:09:00 AM Gothenburg: Avoid rival demonstrations at Gotaplatsen due to potential for localised unrest • • • • • • Japan 4/18/2015 12:20:00 AM Hiroshima: Domestic flights resume at Hiroshima Airport; reconfirm international flight itineraries (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Zambia 4/18/2015 8:08:00 AM On Our Radar - Plague • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/17/2015 10:13:00 AM Shanghai: Knife attack near People's Square underscores need to maintain personal security awareness (Revised 10.12 GMT) • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/17/2015 10:13:00 AM Shanghai: Knife attack near People's Square underscores need to maintain personal security awareness (Revised 10.12 GMT) • • • • • •
 


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