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Travel Alerts

A Travel Alert is issued for short-term events we think you should know about when planning travel to a country. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Alert might include an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks. When these short-term events are over, we cancel the Travel Alert.

Travel Warnings

Travel Warnings are issued when we want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. We want you to know the risks of traveling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.



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EUROPE TRAVEL ALERT TERRORISM - Advised of continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities as viable targets. US GOVTDetails

LATEST TERRORISM, SECURITY & ISIL ALERTS - Details; US HOMELAND SECURITY - Details;

TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES & CYCLONES - Tropical Storm Haikui -17 (Salome) - Philippines, China; Details; Details; Details;

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EARTHQUAKES - Japan, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea ; Details; Details

Afghanistan

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

KIDNAPPING - Kabul - National Directorate of Security forces have detained a group of 14 kidnappers who were involved in kidnapping businessmen and robbery cases in Kabul. Details

Angola

Country Risk Level - High

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10 Nov - 10 Dec

AIRPORT - Huambo - Albano Machado Airport is shutting down to undergo repair works, chiefly on its runway and will last about 30 days.Flights transfered to neighbouring provinces Details

Australia

Country Risk Level - High

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2 Dec

ELECTION - New South Wales - A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017. Details

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13 Nov

MARITIME - North Avoca - North Avoca and Avoca beaches are currently closed following a shark attack. Details

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13 Nov

FIRE - Western Australia - On November 13, Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for North Interior and Severe Fire Danger is forecast for East Pilbara Inland and South Interior. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

WEATHER - Canberra - The weather bureau has warned severe thunderstorms could cause flash flooding in Canberra, Yass, Cabramurra, Selwyn, Adaminaby and Khancoban. Details

Belarus

Country Risk Level - Medium

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25 Mar

PROTEST - Minsk - The Belarusian National Congress, an organization striving for uniting the opposition, is going to stage a mass protest rally on Freedom Day, March 25, 2018. Details

Belgium

Country Risk Level - High

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1 Jan

SECURITY - The Brussels region will introduce a low emission zone on January 1st, 2018. For more information, visit: http://www.lez.brussels/en/content/my-vehicle. UK FCO Details

Brazil

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

CRIME - Rio De Janeiro - An officer was killed and 2 others were wounded when gunmen attacked a police station in a favela in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Details

Canada

Country Risk Level - Medium

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27 Nov

SECURITY - Transport Canada announces it will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 ml or more at all screening checkpoints inCanada Nov 27. Details,

Colombia

Country Risk Level - High

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1 Oct - 12 Jan

SECURITY - The government and the ELN armed group have announced a temporary ceasefire from October 1st, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018 Details

Congo

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TRAIN - Katanga - Up to 33 people were feared dead Sunday in the province of Katanga after a freight train carrying fuel plunged into a ravine. Details

Costa Rica

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

EARTHQUAKE - Parrita - 6.5 magnitude 16km WSW of Parrita. Details

Czech Republic

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Nov

PROTEST - Prague - Taxi drivers are preparing another anti-Uber protest on November 15. It will take place in Strahov district in Prague. Details; Details

Dallas

Country Risk Level - Medium

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25 Mar

AIRPORT - Dallas, TX - Etihad Airways has announced the suspension of its Abu Dhabi Dallas/Fort Worth route effective March 25. 2018, as it will become commercially unsustainable. Details

Dem. Rep. Of Congo

Country Risk Level - High

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13 Nov

TRAIN - Buyofwe - A train crash has killed at least 34 people and injured 26 others in the province of Lualaba. The train caught fire after crashing into a ravine. Details

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9 Nov - 31 Dec

PROTEST - Opposition groups are calling for demonstrations until the end of 2017. CDN GOVt Details

Denmark

Country Risk Level - High

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13 Oct - 12 May

MIGRATION - The Danish government has extended control of the southern border with Germany until May 12, 2018. Details

Ecuador

Country Risk Level - High

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25 Nov - 2 Dec

AIRPORT - Guayaquil - Guayaquils Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport will suspend operations between 8am and 5pm on Nov 25 and Dec 2 in order to perform runway maintenance. Details

Egypt

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Oct - 13 Jan

SECURITY - Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months. Details

France

Country Risk Level - High

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16 Nov

STRIKE - SNCF train service could be disrupted on November 16 as French unions are calling for a nationwide strike against President Macron reforms on that day. Details

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15 Nov - 17 Nov

STRIKE - A call for ATC industrial action starting on 15th Nov at 1800UTC until 17th Nov 0500UTC. Details

Greece

Country Risk Level - Medium

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13 Nov - 29 Nov

AIRPORT - Mykonos - Mykonos International Airport will be closed from Nov. 13 -29 for runway repairs. AU DFAT Details

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13 Nov - 29 Nov

AIRPORT - Mykonos - Mykonos International Airport will remain closed between November 13 and 29 due to construction works on the runway. Details

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13 Nov - 29 Nov

AIRPORT - Mykonos - Mykonos International Airport will be closed from Nov. 13 to 29 for runway repairs. UK FCO Details

Honduras

Country Risk Level - High

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26 Nov

ELECTION - Presidential, parliamentary and local elections are scheduled to take place on Nov. 26. Expect demonstrations. CDN GOVT Details

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6 Nov - 27 Nov

ELECTION - Honduras is holding nationwide elections on November 26 . There may be heightened tensions in the lead up to these, as well as in the immediate aftermath.UK FCO Details

Hong Kong

Country Risk Level - Low

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

POLITICAL - Hong Kong - The US consulate in Hong Kong closed on Monday morning after a suspicious white powder was found, cancelling visa applications for the day. Details

India

Country Risk Level - High

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20 Nov

PROTEST - New Delhi - Over hundred thousand farmers are expected in New Delhi on November 20 with 180 farmer groups from across the country organising a major protest meeting. Details

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19 Nov

TRANSPORTATION - Delhi - The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is scheduled for 7 am on 19 November. Traffic disruption expected. Details

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16 Nov - 21 Nov

TRAIN - Bhubaneswar - 61 trains passing through Odisha cancelled Nov 16-21,due to safety related modernisation work at Kharagpur railway station under the South Eastern Railway . Details

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13 Nov

TRAIN - Delhi - At least 69 trains were delayed, 22 rescheduled and eight trains were cancelled due to the shallow fog in northern India. No flights were delayed or cancelled. Details

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13 Nov

FLIGHT DELAY - New Delhi - UPDATE- United Airlines said it had resumed flights from Newark, US to New Delhi, after suspending the service temporarily over concerns about poor air quality. Details

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13 Nov

STRIKE - Karnataka State - Out-patient service in private hospitals were affected on Nov. 13, as around 50,000 private doctors went on strike in protest against an amendment bill. Details

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13 Nov - 17 Nov

TRANSPORTATION - Delhi - Private cars with even and odd number plates will only be allowed on alternate days from November 13 to 17. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

PROTEST - New Delhi - Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters march through Indias capital in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw homosexuality Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Bijapur - Three Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in forests in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district. Explosives seized. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Imphal - Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed in an IED explosion while they were patrolling near Manipurs Chandel. Details

Iran

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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13 Nov

EARTHQUAKE - A powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border, killing 207 people and injuring 1,686 in the mountainous region of Iran alone. Details

Iraq

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 May - 31 May

ELECTION - Parliamentary elections in Iraq will be held on May 15, 2018 Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Mosul - Four people have been killed and three others injured in twin explosions in Mosul on November 12. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Baghdad - A bomb exploded near stores at al-Hamamiyat village in al-Taji region, north of Baghdad, leaving one person killed and five others wounded. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Rawa - IS members evacuated all its locations in Rawa, west of Anbar, and headed toward al-Maleha and al-Sakhriyat regions, south of Salahuddin. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

BOMBING - Sulaymaniyah - Turkish Air Force once again bombarded Asos Mountain in northern Sulaymaniyah Province of the Kurdistan Region on Sunday, November 12. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

EARTHQUAKE - Halabjah - 5.3 magnitude 45km SW of Halabjah Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

EARTHQUAKE - Darbandikhan - UPDATE: At least one person died and 50 were wounded, most of them were in Darbandikhan, after a major earthquake struck large parts of Iraq on Sunday. Details

Ireland

Country Risk Level - Medium

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3 Nov - 1 Dec

STRIKE - Expect major disruption on the Irish rail service from early-November to early-December due to planned weekly 24-hour rail strikes. AU DFAT Details

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1 Nov - 8 Dec

STRIKE - Irish Rail union members announce a series of rolling 24-hour stoppages, Nov 1,7,14,23,Dec 8, affecting 155,000 train journeys every day during the strikes. Details

Italy

Country Risk Level - Medium

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21 Nov

STRIKE - Tuscan Airports workers at Florence and Pisa Intl airports are planning to stage 4 hr strike from 1-5pm on Nov 21 in dispute regarding reorganization plans. Details

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21 Nov

STRIKE - Italys taxi unions plan to strike nationwide Nov. 21 against the reorganization of the sector contained in a government decree. Details

Japan

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

EARTHQUAKE - Kamaishi - 5.8 magnitude 294km ESE of Kamaishi. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

CAR - Saga - A car plunged into a crowd of spectators at a drift event in Saga southwestern Japan, leaving four men injured including one in critical condition. Details

Kenya

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

FLOODING - Thika - More than 10,000 residents of Kiganjo in Thika constituency have been displaced by floods following heavy rains that hit the area on Saturday night. Details

Lebanon

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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6 May

ELECTION - Lebanon expects to hold a parliamentary election on May 6. 2018 and parliament will extend its current term until May 20. Details

Liberia

Country Risk Level - High

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28 Feb

AIRPORT - Monrovia - Roberts Intl Airport Monrovia will be closed for most flights on Mondays and Thursdays until February 28, 2018 due to runway rehabilitation works. UK FCO Details

Libya

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

SECURITY - Do not travel to Libya due to the ongoing fighting and deteriorating security situation throughout the country. AU DFAT. Details

Montreal

Country Risk Level - Medium

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

WEATHER - Montreal - Environment Canada issued a smog warning evening for the greater Montreal area, including Chateauguay Longueuil and Laval, as well as for Quebecs Mauricie. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

PROTEST - Montreal, QC - In Montreal, hundreds of protesters are taking to the streets on November 12 to denounce systemic hatred and racism in a massive demonstration. Details

Nepal

Country Risk Level - High

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26 Nov

ELECTION - Nepal will hold a general election on November 26. Details

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26 Nov - 7 Dec

ELECTION - Federal parliament and provincial assembly elections have been called in two phases on Nov. 26 and Dec. 7. Rallies and protests may take place. UK FCO Details

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26 Nov - 7 Dec

ELECTION - The Government of Nepal is holding provincial and federal elections in two phases, on Nov 26 and Dec.7. The security situation may be unpredictable. AU DFAT Details

Netherlands

Country Risk Level - High

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13 Nov

AIRPORT - Maastricht - Arrivals and departures not available until 11 a.m. due to disabled cargo aircraft on the runway. Details

New York City

Country Risk Level - Medium

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

FIRE - New York, NY - Firefighters were battling a blaze at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Sun. morning. One person suffered minor injuries due to smoke. The fire is under investigation Details

New Zealand

Country Risk Level - Low

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

ACCIDENT - Napier - A gas pipe has ruptured in Napiers central shopping area. Police are asking people to stay away from lower Emerson Street and Tennyson Street. Details

Nigeria

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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18 Nov

SECURITY - Anambra - 28,000 police personnel will be deployed to ensure hitch-free state governorship election in Anambra State scheduled for November 18. Details

Pakistan

Country Risk Level - High

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13 Nov

PROTEST - Islamabad - UPDATE- Hundreds of supporters of a conservative cleric, many armed with sticks, continue to block the main entrance to the Pakistani capital. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Khuzdar - At least five people were injured in an explosion near Government Degree College Cricket Stadium in Khuzdar town. Details

Papua New Guinea

Country Risk Level - Medium

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13 Nov

EARTHQUAKE - Angoram - 5.0 Earthquake 168km ENE of Angoram. Tsunami warning not issued. Details

Philippines

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 15 Nov

AIRPORT - Manila - Passengers with flights taking off at the Ninoy Aquino Airport are advised to show up at the airport 4 hours ahead of their take-off schedules from Nov 12 - 15. Details

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10 Nov - 14 Nov

SECURITY - Manila - From Nov 10 to 14, the 31st ASEAN summit will take place in Manila and in Clark, Pampanga 90km north west of Manila. Expect travel disruptions. UK FCO Details

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10 Nov - 16 Nov

POWER OUTAGE - Cebu City - Blackouts will be experienced in parts of Cebu for one week to pave the way for regular maintenance work, upgrading and repair of power facilities. Details

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8 Nov - 15 Nov

SECURITY - Police will go on full alert starting Nov 8 as part of security preparations for the ASEAN Summit focusing on on Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon. Details

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7 Nov - 15 Nov

PROTEST - Militant groups will be allowed to hold protest rallies during the ASEAN Summit, but not near the venue of the event in Pasay City. Details

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24 Jul - 21 Dec

SECURITY - Mindanao - Martial law in Mindanao extended until December 21, 2017. Exercise a high degree of caution due to the high threat of terrorism including in Manila. AU DFAT Details

Portugal

Country Risk Level - Low

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18 Nov

PROTEST - Lisbon - CGTP-IN, Portugals largest union, is organizing a protest in Lisbon, starting at 3 pm on November 18, from Marques do Pombal to Restauradores. Details

Romania

Country Risk Level - Low

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

PROTEST - Several thousand people took to the streets across the main cities of Romania on November 12 to protest the fiscal changes passed by the government. Details

Scotland

Country Risk Level - High

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21 May - 7 Dec

ScotRail warns of months of disruption to evening trains as rail network is upgraded. Work is scheduled to begin May 21 and run to Dec 7. View link for details. Details

Senegal

Country Risk Level - High

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19 Oct - 30 Nov

SECURITY - Dakar - U.S. Embassy personnel are not permitted to stay at seaside hotels in Dakar until the first week of December. - US GOVT. Details

Slovenia

Country Risk Level - Low

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

ELECTION - Slovenian President Borut Pahor has won another five-year term in office. Details

Somalia

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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13 Nov

ELECTION - Presidential elections will take place across Somaliland on Nov. 13. UK FCO Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

SECURITY - Do not to travel to Somalia because of armed conflict, the very high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, and dangerous levels of violent crime. AU DFAT. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

COMBAT - UPDATE: US forces have carried out 3 drone strikes within 24h in Somalia, stepping up their campaign against the al-Shabab and the IS group. Details

South Sudan

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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9 Nov - 13 Nov

SECURITY - Juba - As precaution during the long US holiday weekend the US Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change that begins immediately until 6:30am Mon Nov 13-USGOVT Details

Spain

Country Risk Level - High

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21 Dec

POLITICAL - The Spanish Prime Minister has dissolved Catalonias parliament and called an election for 21 December after the region declared independence. Details

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21 Dec

ELECTION - Catalonia - Following recent political developments, elections will be held on December 21. Demonstrations and large gatherings of people are likely. AU DFAT Details

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27 Oct - 21 Dec

POLITICAL - UPDATE - Spanish PM Rajoy says hes dissolving the Catalan parliament and calling a regional election for Dec. 21. Details

Sudan

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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8 Oct - 31 Dec

SECURITY - Sudan will extend unilateral ceasefire with rebels until end of Dec, days after US lifted 20-yr-old sanctions tied to progress on resolving ongoing conflicts. Details

Switzerland

Country Risk Level - High

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9 Nov - 13 Nov

PROTEST - Bern - Demonstrations from Nov 9 - 13th, in response to the Migration Summit that will be held in Bern Nov 12-13.-US GOVT. Details

Syria

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

COMBAT - Damascus - The regime forces carried out heavy missiles shelling on the area of Jobar Ayn Tarma, in the outskirts of al-Rahman Legion-held Eastern Ghouta, Damascus. Details

Thailand

Country Risk Level - High

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13 Nov

PROTEST - Bangkok - Rubber farmers will rally at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives over falling rubber prices. Details

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

COMBAT - Bannang Sata - 4 para-military rangers were wounded when an armored car on which they were travelling in Bannang Sata district of Yala was hit by a roadside bomb. Details

Togo

Country Risk Level - Medium

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7 Nov - 29 Jan

SECURITY - Travel warning in effect due to reoccurring political protests throughout Togo.Travel Alert expires on January 29, 2018. - US GOVT Details

Tunisia

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 12 Feb

POLITICAL - Tunisia decided to prolong the state of emergency across the whole country for 3 months from Nov 12. The security measure has been in place since a Nov 2015. Details

Turkey

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TERRORISM - Istanbul - At least 36 Daesh suspects were arrested in separate counterterrorism operations in Istanbuls Bayrampasa, Zeytinburnu, Basaksehir, Esenyurt, Tuzla and Umraniye. Details

United Arab Emirates

Country Risk Level - High

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25 Mar

AIRPORT - Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways has announced the suspension of its Abu Dhabi Dallas/Fort Worth route effective March 25. 2018, as it will become commercially unsustainable. Details

United Kingdom

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

TRANSPORTATION - Gwynedd - A470 road is closed and diversions are in place after motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Gwynedd. Details

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6 Nov - 27 Nov

STRIKE - England - Arriva bus drivers set to strike Mondays in Nov and Nov 8, same day as workers on Merseyrail, Northern Rail. Unite, GMB have also confirmed 4 more strike days Details

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21 May - 7 Dec

TRAIN - Scotland - ScotRail warns of months of disruption to evening trains as rail network is upgraded. Work is scheduled to begin May 21 and run to Dec 7. View link for details. Details

United States

Country Risk Level - High

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11 Nov - 13 Nov

FLOODING - Alaska - Coastal flood warnings in effect for parts of Alaska through to Nov 13. View link for affected areas. Details,

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9 Nov - 13 Nov

Alaska - SNOW STORM - Alaska - Winter storm warnings and advisories in effect for parts of Alaska through to Nov 13. View link for affected areas. Details

Uruguay

Country Risk Level - Low

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8 Nov - 16 Nov

STRIKE - Expect disruptions and reconfirm your flight details if you are departing from airports in Uruguay between Nov. 8 16 due to industrial action. AU DFAT Details

Zambia

Country Risk Level - High

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12 Nov - 13 Nov

OTHER - Livingstone - Two European tourists have been trampled to death by an elephant at Maramba River Lodge in Livingstone. Details


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