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Saudi Arabia 4/23/2014 1:32:00 PM More cases of MERS-CoV (novel coronavirus) reported • • • • • • Fiji 4/22/2014 11:53:00 AM Ongoing dengue activity • • • • • • United States 4/23/2014 11:17:00 AM Measles in New York City • • • • • • Guinea 4/22/2014 1:59:00 PM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Peru 4/21/2014 10:15:00 AM Dengue outbreak • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/22/2014 1:55:00 PM Suspected Ebola • • • • • • Liberia 4/22/2014 1:39:00 PM Ebola confirmed in Lofa and Margibi, and Lassa fever in Margibi and US traveller from West Africa • • • • • • Cook Islands 4/21/2014 11:46:00 AM Zika virus outbreak • • • • • • United States 4/23/2014 11:08:00 AM Measles outbreak in California • • • • • • Solomon Islands 4/21/2014 11:57:00 AM Flooding in Honiara, potential health risks • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 12:06:00 AM Parana state: Avoid demonstrations associated with indefinite teachers' strike from 23 April • • • • • • Iceland 4/23/2014 12:06:00 AM Expect flight disruption on 23, 25, 30 April due to airport workers' strike (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Egypt 4/21/2014 11:10:00 AM Clashes during anti-government protests underline need to avoid all demonstrations (Revised 21 Apr) • • • • • • Korea, South 4/21/2014 11:27:00 AM Sinking of ship off south-western coast not indicative of major safety concerns over ferry travel (Revised 21 Apr) • • • • • • Lebanon 4/22/2014 12:04:00 AM Beirut, other urban centres: Avoid vicinity of planned union-led demonstration on 29 April • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/23/2014 12:20:00 AM Anticipate disruption to overland travel during rally by main opposition party on 23 April; avoid associated demonstrations • • • • • • Egypt 4/22/2014 12:01:00 AM Cairo: Avoid demonstration by opposition groups on 26 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Ukraine 4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Restrictions imposed on entry of Russian nationals; continue to avoid travel to Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk regions (Revised 21 Apr) • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/21/2014 3:28:00 AM Avoid vicinity of polling centres due to potential for disturbances during local elections on 19 May • • • • • • Egypt 4/22/2014 10:01:00 AM Discovery of bomb outside church in Cairo outskirts underscores militant threat outside North Sinai (Revised 22 April) • • • • • • Taiwan 4/22/2014 12:05:00 AM Taipei: Avoid ongoing opposition sit-in protests outside parliament building until 25 April (Revised 22 Apr) • • • • • • Iraq 4/22/2014 4:02:00 PM Southern provinces: Fatal bombings in Wasit, surrounding area underscore HIGH travel risks, need for security measures (Revised 22 Apr) • • • • • • Sudan 4/22/2014 12:30:00 PM West Kordofan state: Abduction of foreign nationals during attack on oilfield underlines HIGH travel risks (Revised 22 Apr) • • • • • • Algeria 4/23/2014 1:23:00 PM Tizi Ouzou province: Anticipate heightened security during ongoing military operation in Iboudraren, environs (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Turkey 4/22/2014 11:20:00 AM Hatay province: Cross-border firing in Yayladagi underlines risks posed by spillover violence in Syrian border areas (Revised 22 Apr) • • • • • • Libya 4/21/2014 9:16:00 AM Exercise caution due to potential for unrest relating to municipal council elections in coming weeks • • • • • • Myanmar 4/21/2014 10:08:00 AM Rakhine state: Anticipate heightened security, localised unrest during nationwide census until end of April • • • • • • Israel 4/21/2014 10:42:00 AM Rockets fired from Gaza underscore persistent risks in southern border areas; no casualties reported • • • • • • China 4/21/2014 1:33:00 PM Guangdong, Jiangxi provinces: Further demonstrations by striking footwear factory workers possible in Dongguan, Ji'an • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/21/2014 1:33:00 PM Guangdong, Jiangxi provinces: Further demonstrations by striking footwear factory workers possible in Dongguan, Ji'an • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/21/2014 1:33:00 PM Guangdong, Jiangxi provinces: Further demonstrations by striking footwear factory workers possible in Dongguan, Ji'an • • • • • • Italy 4/21/2014 2:15:00 PM Plan travel arrangements factoring series of transport strikes in May • • • • • • Turkey 4/21/2014 4:17:00 PM Urban centres: Expect travel disruption on 1 May due to Labour Day rallies; avoid all related gatherings • • • • • • Egypt 4/23/2014 12:06:00 AM Cairo, other urban centres: Avoid anti-government rallies on 23 April, demonstrations in Cairo during Sinai Liberation Day on 25 April • • • • • • Peru 4/21/2014 8:33:00 PM Madre de Dios, elsewhere: Anticipate roadblocks, unruly protests by informal miners after expiry of government deadline; check status of routes • • • • • • Libya 4/21/2014 11:26:00 PM Sebha: Tribal, militia violence liable to continue; avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Algeria 4/22/2014 1:35:00 AM Tizi Ouzou: Further disturbances possible as clashes between protesters, security forces continue for second day • • • • • • Japan 4/23/2014 12:06:00 AM Tokyo: Anticipate heightened security during visit of US president on 23-25 April; related protests planned for 23 April (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Venezuela 4/22/2014 7:11:00 AM Fresh clashes between protesters, police in Caracas underscore risk of further unrest; continue to defer non-essential travel • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 7:56:00 AM Southern provinces: Avoid all separatist rallies on, around 27 April anniversary due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Malaysia 4/22/2014 10:26:00 AM Anticipate increased security measures around International Workers' Day rallies • • • • • • Bulgaria 4/22/2014 10:34:00 AM Blagoevgrad province: Reconfirm status of routes as farmers threaten to block access to border crossings on 24-25 April • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 10:41:00 AM Air strikes on militants reminder of EXTREME travel risks in Abyan, Bayda provinces; no change in travel advice • • • • • • Colombia 4/22/2014 11:18:00 AM Expect disruptive protests, potential localised unrest during nationwide strike by agricultural workers on 28 April • • • • • • Italy 4/22/2014 11:19:00 AM Rome: Expect heightened security, associated disruption on 27 April due to canonisation ceremony • • • • • • Lebanon 4/22/2014 12:22:00 PM Bekaa province: Security force operation aimed at besieged town underscores HIGH travel risks in Syrian border areas • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 1:36:00 PM Mukalla: Fatal clashes between security forces, militants underline persistent travel risks from militancy • • • • • • Sudan 4/22/2014 2:25:00 PM Southern Kordofan state: Continue to defer travel as clashes persist between military, rebels • • • • • • Mozambique 4/22/2014 3:04:00 PM Central provinces: Implied disarmament, reintegration of rebels unlikely to guarantee immediate improvement in travel security environment • • • • • • Central African Republic 4/22/2014 3:38:00 PM Recent clashes throughout country highlight need to avoid all travel outside Bangui • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/22/2014 3:55:00 PM Likasi: Keep abreast of developments due to violent scuffles between army members, political activists • • • • • • Tunisia 4/22/2014 4:41:00 PM Djerba: Anticipate heightened security, associated disruption during Jewish pilgrimage on 16-18 May • • • • • • Brazil 4/22/2014 5:04:00 PM Rio Grande do Norte State: Take precautions against crime during ongoing strike by police • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 12:06:00 AM Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo: Avoid protests on 23 April against recent eviction due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 7:27:00 PM Sanaa: Series of security incidents underscore poor security provision, need to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Yemen 4/23/2014 12:06:00 AM Sanaa: Avoid vicinity of opposition rally in Change Square on 23 April • • • • • • Ukraine 4/23/2014 12:36:00 AM Kharkiv: Avoid vicinity of pro-Ukrainian rally at Constitution Square on 23 April due to risk of clashes • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 4:22:00 AM Rio de Janeiro: Exercise heightened caution near banks, ATMs during strike by security guards from 24 April; delays possible at airports • • • • • • Chile 4/23/2014 4:54:00 AM Santiago: Avoid planned rallies by civic groups on 26 April • • • • • • Ukraine 4/23/2014 6:17:00 AM Donetsk, Luhansk regions: Security situation likely to remain volatile; continue to defer travel • • • • • • Algeria 4/23/2014 6:33:00 AM Presidential inauguration on 27 April liable to prompt fresh protests; potential for associated unrest highest in Kabylie region • • • • • • India 4/23/2014 8:05:00 AM Asom state: Overnight curfew remains imposed in Bihuguri, surrounding areas amid heightened communal tensions • • • • • • Guinea 4/23/2014 8:33:00 AM Travel can resume with precautions despite ongoing Ebola virus outbreak • • • • • • Egypt 4/23/2014 12:30:00 PM Bomb explosion in Cairo outskirts underscores militant threat outside North Sinai (Revised 12.30 GMT) • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 8:48:00 AM Rio de Janeiro: Anticipate heightened security in Ipanema, Copacabana following unruly demonstrations over death of local man • • • • • • India 4/23/2014 9:00:00 AM Jammu and Kashmir: Expect heightened security amid risk of separatist unrest during electoral cycle • • • • • • Mali 4/23/2014 9:33:00 AM Death of kidnapped French national reminder of risks from Islamist militancy • • • • • • South Sudan 4/23/2014 10:08:00 AM Unity state: Further heavy fighting credible in days ahead; continue to defer all travel • • • • • • Iraq 4/23/2014 10:16:00 AM Airspace likely to be closed as part of stringent security measures ahead of, during 30 April election • • • • • • Liberia 4/23/2014 10:18:00 AM Liberia, Sierra Leone: Travel can proceed with precautions despite ongoing Ebola outbreak • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/23/2014 10:18:00 AM Liberia, Sierra Leone: Travel can proceed with precautions despite ongoing Ebola outbreak • • • • • • Taiwan 4/23/2014 10:51:00 AM Taipei: Avoid vicinity of anti-nuclear demonstrations outside government buildings until 26 April • • • • • • India 4/23/2014 11:10:00 AM Manipur state: Shutdown strike on 24-25 April by ethnic groups liable to disrupt travel, commercial activities; avoid related protests • • • • • • Pakistan 4/23/2014 11:12:00 AM Gilgit-Baltistan: Continue to avoid non-essential travel to Gilgit city centre due to ongoing protest; talks scheduled for 24 April • • • • • • Philippines 4/23/2014 1:19:00 PM Manila: Heightened security, small-scale protests likely ahead of, during US president's visit on 28-29 April • • • • • • South Africa 4/23/2014 2:07:00 PM Johannesburg: Shoot-out in Sandton area highlights risks associated with gun crime • • • • • •
 


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