Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

032318 – Protests and Demonstrations Advisory

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.

031518 – World Status Report

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.

030818 – World Status Report

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.

021518 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about the severe drought in Cape Town, South Africa. The CDC reports on the Listerosis outbreak in South Africa and shares recommendations to stay safe and healthy during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The UK and Canadian governments warn about potential attacks during Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago; also report on the need to have caution in the Amhara and Oromia regions in Ethiopia due to violent demonstrations. The UK government and GDACS report on the widespread damage of Hurricane Gita in Tonga. The Canadian government warns of risk of travel to Colombia and Cameroon. The UK government warns of risk of travel to Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone and shares an LBGTQ advisory for Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. The United Nations report on the conflict in Syria. International SOS shares essential tips for healthy and safe Chinese New Year celebrations.

080917 – World Status Report

The CDC updates the Zika Virus advisory for 55 countries, reports about rabies in Malaysia and Dengue in Sri Lanka, and shares recommendations on how to deal with Traveler’s Diahrrea. GDACS reports on the Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN-17 in Mexico. WHO shares advice on how to recognize Malaria symptoms.

080217 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Somalia, Venezuela, Republic of South Sudan, Philippines, Mali, North Korea, Jordan, and Egypt. The CDC reports on Yellow Fever in Brazil; Polio on Nigeria, the DRC, and Syria; Dengue in Sri Lanka, Measles in France and DRC; Chickenpox in Pakistan. The United Nations report concerns of unrest in Mauritania. Read as well health and safety recommendations on Hot Weather, Traveling with Medications, and more in the Recommended Reading / Viewing section of this post.