Public protests and demonstrations are common, but even a peaceful protest or demonstration can become violent without warning. Learn about safety and security measures you can take before and during a demonstration abroad, and learn about the recent and upcoming protests and demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Lebanon, Panama, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste.

The UK Government reports on the situation in Bangladesh due to the Rohingya refugee crisis, gives recommendations on border crossing to Denmark from Germany or Sweden, reports on the extended state of emergency in Jamaica, warns about using the cable car in Chandragiri Hill in Nepal due to threats of violence, and notes the lifted state of emergency in Sri Lanka. The Government of Canada warns of the continuing threat of terrorism in Burkina Faso, and also warns against using the cable the cable car in Chandragiri Hill in Nepal. The CDC warns about a large ongoing outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil, and a Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa.

The U.S. Department of State warns of risk of travel to Eritrea and Bangladesh. The Government of Canada reports it is illegal to cover your face in France and heavy fines are involved for lack of compliance; and reports on the status and current risk of travel near the Maylon volcano in the Phillipines. The UK Governement warns of demonstrations in Turkmenistan due to Parlliamentary elections; informs about the opening of borders between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; notes that additional security personnel has been deployed in some areas in Sri Lanka due to the nationwide state of emergency; reports on the status of volcanic activity in Kyushu, Japan; warns about local attitudes on tattoos in Japan; and reports on the lysterosis outbreak in South Africa. GDACS reports on the potential impact of Tropical Cyclone ELIAKIM-18 in Madagascar.

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The U.S. Department of State advises to reconsider travel to Cuba, and GOV.UK reports hotels in the central northern Cuban coast are starting to re-open. The CDC and GOV.UK report on the status of Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil. The CDC and WHO report on the Lassa Fever outbreak in Nigeria, and GOV.UK warns of potential attacks by armed gangs Abuja, Nigeria. The U.S. Department of State advises to reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, and the Government of Canada reports on the recent attacks in Ouagdougou, Burkina Faso. The Government of Canada and GOV.UK advise additional precautions for travel to Playa del Carmen, Mexico after an explosive device detonated and injured passengers in a ferry, and another device was found in another ferry. The Government of Canada and GOV.UK report on increasing inter-communal and religious tensions in the Ampara and Kandy districts in Sri Lanka. Other countries with identified risks are: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, New Caledonia, Maldives, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Papua New Guinea, and Philippines.

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. The government of Canada advises to avoid travel to parts of Ecuador and warns about risks of unregulated alcohol in Mexico, crime in Bolivia, and terrorism in South Africa. The UK government advises to avoid non-essential travel to Lashio town in Burma, notes vehicles that can’t be driven in Nicaragua, warns about risks of terrorism and kidnappings in Nigeria; dengue fever in Fiji; and highlights increased police and military presence in Brazil.

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Ethiopia, Guinea, Mauritania, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Government of Canada warns about risk for travel to Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. The UK government warns about risk of travel to Cape Town, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Indonesia, Kenya, Montenegro, Poland, South Africa, Togo, and Turkey.