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Medical & Security Alerts
Barbados 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Burundi 3/28/2015 12:09:00 AM Bujumbura: Avoid all political gatherings ahead of upcoming elections • • • • • • Central African Republic 3/27/2015 8:09:00 PM Bangui: Rising criminal activity along road to airport necessitates stringent security precautions while in transit • • • • • • Sierra Leone 3/27/2015 12:07:00 AM Continue to defer non-essential travel as authorities impose lockdown on 27-29 March to prevent spread of Ebola • • • • • • Somalia 3/28/2015 8:17:00 AM Mogadishu: Fatal attack at hotel underlines persistent threat from militancy, need to avoid non-essential travel (Revised 08.16 GMT) • • • • • • Bolivia 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Brazil 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Ecuador 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • El Salvador 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Guatemala 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Honduras 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Nicaragua 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Peru 3/27/2015 12:12:00 AM Lima province: Central Highway in Chosica to reopen on 27 March (Revised 27 Mar) • • • • • • Venezuela 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Egypt 3/26/2015 10:04:00 AM Urban centres: Attack in Giza underlines persistent low-level militant threat • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 3/26/2015 10:58:00 AM Reconfirm itineraries as authorities indefinitely suspend operations at several southern airports • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 3/27/2015 5:08:00 AM US embassy warning of threat to its citizens reflects terrorism risks; travel can continue • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 3/27/2015 7:44:00 PM Commercial flights resume at southern airports; continue to expect heightened military presence • • • • • • Senegal 3/27/2015 12:10:00 AM Dakar: Planned rally over conviction of former president's son cancelled; continue to monitor developments • • • • • • Cambodia 3/27/2015 10:40:00 PM Northern, western, north-western areas: Injuries in explosion reminder of risks from unexploded bombs in rural areas • • • • • • China 3/26/2015 4:22:00 AM Bird flu • • • • • • China 3/26/2015 7:46:00 AM Guangdong province: Further disruptive protests possible in Dongguan following clashes with striking workers, police • • • • • • India 3/27/2015 9:18:00 AM Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09/”swine flu” activity • • • • • • India 3/28/2015 6:01:00 AM Karnataka state: Avoid rallies by right-wing Hindu group during celebration of festival until 2 April • • • • • • India 3/28/2015 12:07:00 AM Delhi, Uttar Pradesh state: Avoid vicinity of demonstrations by prominent Muslim group from 28 March • • • • • • India 3/28/2015 7:16:00 AM Bihar state: Anticipate disruption in Patna, other urban centres during rallies on 29 March, shutdown strike on 30 March • • • • • • Taiwan 3/27/2015 10:35:00 PM Taipei: Avoid all demonstrations relating to opening of controversial aviation route • • • • • • Macedonia 3/28/2015 12:11:00 AM Skopje: Avoid planned protest on 28 March outside national television building • • • • • • Ukraine 3/28/2015 7:37:00 AM Dnipropetrovsk: Avoid rally on 28 March against governor's dismissal • • • • • • Ukraine 3/26/2015 4:23:00 PM Donetsk, Luhansk provinces: Continue to defer all travel due to ongoing violence affecting civilians • • • • • • Indonesia 3/27/2015 4:30:00 AM Alleged links between minor explosion at shopping mall in February, foreign extremist group not indicative of increased travel security risks • • • • • • Pakistan 3/28/2015 10:30:00 AM Karachi: Potential for further shutdown strikes, protests necessitates stringent security precautions (Revised 28 Mar) • • • • • • Pakistan 3/27/2015 6:38:00 AM Karachi: Fatal explosion in Quaidabad underlines persistent militancy, associated travel risks • • • • • • Papua New Guinea 3/27/2015 9:40:00 AM Weather-related disruption to travel, essential services to persist; maintain flexible itineraries • • • • • • Turkey 3/26/2015 11:03:00 AM South-eastern provinces: Anticipate heightened security during ongoing military operation • • • • • • Turkey 3/26/2015 11:41:00 AM Hatay province: Cross-border firing underlines MEDIUM travel risks; avoid non-essential travel to border areas • • • • • • Turkey 3/26/2015 2:12:00 PM Istanbul: Security incident in Kagithane district highlights latent terrorist threat in urban centres • • • • • • Uzbekistan 3/26/2015 3:56:00 PM Tashkent, urban centres: Expect heightened security ahead of presidential poll on 29 March • • • • • • Kenya 3/27/2015 6:50:00 PM Nairobi, Mombasa: Embassy warnings underscore persistent risk of militant attacks, need for enhanced security precautions • • • • • • Mozambique 3/27/2015 2:44:00 PM Cholera outbreak • • • • • • Nigeria 3/27/2015 2:28:00 PM Rivers state: Attack by gunmen on governor convoy in Port Harcourt underlines potential for serious politically motivated violence, need for precautions • • • • • • Nigeria 3/28/2015 12:09:00 AM Lagos: Stand fast on 28 March due to vehicular movement restrictions, potential for disturbances on election day • • • • • • Nigeria 3/28/2015 12:04:00 AM Security heightened for elections; stand fast on voting days, minimise movement for 72 hours thereafter • • • • • • Uganda 3/26/2015 9:45:00 AM Kampala: Exercise vigilance, monitor developments following issuance of terrorism alerts by US, British embassies • • • • • • Togo 3/26/2015 9:14:00 AM Avoid all protests linked to ongoing nationwide teachers' strike due to risk of fresh unrest • • • • • • Togo 3/26/2015 2:38:00 PM Lomé, major cities: Avoid political events during campaigning for 15 April presidential election; localised unrest likely • • • • • • Colombia 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Colombia 3/26/2015 5:05:00 AM Guerrilla attacks likely to continue despite FARC unilateral ceasefire; continue to avoid non-essential travel to HIGH risk areas • • • • • • Colombia 3/27/2015 2:20:00 PM Bogota: Arrest of suspects with links to rebel group highlights potential for attacks in urban centres • • • • • • Haiti 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Yemen 3/26/2015 12:14:00 AM Aden: Continue to stand fast following reported seizure of airport; further fighting likely (Revised 26 Mar) • • • • • • Yemen 3/26/2015 11:30:00 AM EVACUATE: FULL EVACUATION: Defer all travel, stand fast until evacuation options are available due to worsening conflict • • • • • • Yemen 3/27/2015 4:09:00 PM EVACUATE: FULL EVACUATION: Continue to defer all travel, stand fast until evacuation options are available due to worsening conflict • • • • • • Myanmar 3/28/2015 9:09:00 AM Yangon, urban centres: Further protests likely over arrest of student activists • • • • • • Antigua and Barbuda 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Andorra 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Aruba 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Austria 3/28/2015 6:21:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Bahamas 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Belgium 3/28/2015 6:03:00 AM Brussels: Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during anti-austerity demonstrations on 29, 30 March • • • • • • Belgium 3/28/2015 6:21:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Belize 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Canada 3/28/2015 4:44:00 AM Quebec province: Fresh unrest underlines need to avoid student demonstrations in coming weeks • • • • • • Chile 3/28/2015 7:16:00 AM Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo: Flooding causes significant travel disruption; maintain flexible itineraries (Revised 28 Mar) • • • • • • Chile 3/27/2015 11:43:00 PM Santiago, major cities: Avoid demonstrations linked to annual commemorative event on 29 March due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Costa Rica 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Dominican Republic 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Dominica 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • French Guiana 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Gabon 3/27/2015 10:14:00 AM Libreville: Potential for unrest around courthouse on 18 April during trial of opposition leader • • • • • • Germany 3/28/2015 6:21:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Grenada 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Malaysia 3/26/2015 6:40:00 AM Continuing dengue outbreak • • • • • • Guyana 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Jamaica 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Paraguay 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Mexico 3/26/2015 8:09:00 AM Chikungunya • • • • • • Thailand 3/27/2015 1:28:00 AM Expect disruption to train services following collision in Ayutthaya province • • • • • • United Kingdom 3/28/2015 6:21:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Puerto Rico 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Panama 3/26/2015 8:55:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Saint Kitts and Nevis 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Suriname 3/26/2015 9:05:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Sweden 3/28/2015 6:21:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Saint Lucia 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Tanzania 3/27/2015 4:46:00 PM Dar es Salaam, Mwanza: Purported militant threat unsubstantiated; exercise basic precautions • • • • • • Trinidad and Tobago 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Vanuatu 3/27/2015 9:16:00 AM Cyclone Pam aftermath: health implications • • • • • • Vanuatu 3/27/2015 6:01:00 AM Travel can resume amid robust post-cyclone recovery efforts • • • • • • US Virgin Islands 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 3/26/2015 7:46:00 AM Guangdong province: Further disruptive protests possible in Dongguan following clashes with striking workers, police • • • • • • Madagascar 3/26/2015 11:48:00 AM Mananjary: Monitor developments closely following violent protests • • • • • • Macao, SAR 3/26/2015 7:46:00 AM Guangdong province: Further disruptive protests possible in Dongguan following clashes with striking workers, police • • • • • • Cayman Islands 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • St. Vincent & the Grenadines 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Cook Islands 3/26/2015 6:29:00 AM On Our Radar - Chikungunya • • • • • • Anguilla 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Saint Martin 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • British Virgin Islands 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Turks and Caicos Islands 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Guadeloupe 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Montserrat 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • South Sudan 3/27/2015 8:56:00 AM Jonglei, Unity states: Fresh clashes underline persistent insecurity, need to avoid all travel • • • • • • Bonaire 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Curacao 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • Saba 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • St Eustatius 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • • St Maarten 3/26/2015 9:00:00 AM Chikungunya in The Caribbean • • • • • •
 


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