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Afghanistan: Kabul: Fresh suicide bombing, rocket attack highlight EXTREME risk, need to defer non-essential travel
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:08:36 EST
At least 20 people were killed on 21 October when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near the main gate of the Marshal Fahim military academy in the Qargha neighbourhood of the capital Kabul at approximately 15.30 (local time). The attack came a few hours after several rockets struck the Shash Darak neighbourhood near the headquarters of a NATO-led security mission and the Wazir Akbar Khan district, with one rocket reportedly striking an exterior wall of the Saudi Arabian embassy. The incidents, which follow a recent string of high-casualty militant attacks, further underline Kabul's EXTREME risk rating.
American Samoa (US): Dengue outbreak
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:09:30 EST
Latest update: increased cases. An outbreak of dengue, which began in March, is ongoing. Dengue is consistently present in American Samoa and outbreaks continue in other Pacific islands. It is spread by mosquitoes and can cause a range of symptoms. It has no particular treatment. Some people, especially those who have been infected before, get a more severe form that can lead to fatal complications. Although a vaccine has been developed, it is only available in a small number of countries and is not recommended for travellers. Prevent infection by avoiding mosquito bites.
Bolivia: Cochabamba: Anticipate disruption during pro-government rally on 26 October
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:21:44 EST
Members in Cochabamba (Cochabamba department) on 26 October should anticipate disruption during a rally in support of plans for President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in office. Participants will march towards Plaza 14 de Septiembre, after gathering at 09.00 (local time) at four locations: Plazuela Busch, Puente Quillacollo, Avenida Petrolera and Estadio Felix Capriles (see map). Morales' Movement for Socialism (MAS) party has nominated him as its presidential candidate for 2019 elections. This is despite a referendum in February in which voters rejected a constitutional amendment to extend presidential term limits.
Chile: Santiago: Avoid protest by environmental activists on 22 October
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:14:25 EST
Members in the capital Santiago on 22 October should avoid a protest called by environmental activists. Participants at 11.00 (local time) are due to gather at Plaza Baquedano (also known as Plaza Italia) before proceeding down the nearby Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins (commonly known as the Alameda) to Echaurren. Activists are protesting against the Alto Maipo hydroelectric plant project in San Jose de Maipo (Santiago Metropolitan region), claiming it will cause environmental damage.
Colombia: Cucuta: Anticipate disruption, demonstrations during general strike on 25 October (Revised)
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:55:29 EST
Members in or travelling to Cucuta, the capital of Norte de Santander department, on 25 October should avoid the vicinity of demonstrations linked to a general strike called by various unions demanding economic development and employment opportunities. Demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the urban area, which could cause traffic and travel disruption. Several unions, including those representing teachers, commercial sector workers and taxi drivers, are expected to participate in the work stoppage.
Colombia: Urban centres: Reconfirm transport arrangements during 23 October taxi strike; avoid all related protests
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:53:16 EST
Unionised taxi drivers will strike nationwide on 23 October in protest at app-based ride-share services such as Uber; travellers should reconfirm transport arrangements and avoid all associated gatherings as a precaution. Drivers may use their vehicles to block or slow travel on major roads. In the capital Bogota, gatherings are planned at various locations including the intersection of 27 Sur and 10 streets, and in Engativa, Fonitobon and Modelia, all districts in the vicinity of El Dorado International Airport (BOG). Other planned protest locations in the capital include Bosa station, Lucero, Perdomo, Santa Librada, Suba, Techo and Tunal.
Congo (DRC): Lubumbashi: Avoid vicinity of rallies, protests during 23 October visit by opposition leader
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:31:24 EST
Members in Lubumbashi (Haut-Katanga province) on 23 October should anticipate disruption during a visit by opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. The leader of the Rassemblement opposition coalition is due to arrive in the afternoon and address supporters at Square Forest, despite a mayoral and police ban on all public gatherings. Clashes between the police and opposition supporters are possible if the rally goes ahead, and could pose incidental risks to travellers. However, the authorities have also reportedly been waiting for Tshisekedi at the airport in an attempt to disrupt his visit and escort him to a safe residence.
India: Increase in mosquito borne diseases
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:44:32 EST
Latest update: Increase in dengue cases in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Mosquito-borne illnesses have been reported from many states including Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. These mainly comprise chikungunya, dengue and malaria. Many cases go unreported and therefore the actual number of cases is expected to be much higher than the official numbers. Most have symptoms of fever and aches and may involve a rash. There is no specific treatment for chikungunya and dengue but there is medication available to prevent and to treat malaria. Although a vaccine for dengue has been developed, it is only available in a few countries and is not currently used for travellers. First-line prevention against all these diseases is by avoiding mosquito bites.
India: Reduced air quality in the National Capital Region
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:09:37 EST
Since the beginning of October, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) has been recording “Poor” to “Very Poor” levels in certain areas, occasionally reaching "Severe" levels. Polluted air can cause symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and irritation of the eyes and nose. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with underlying heart and lung disease (high-risk groups) are particularly vulnerable. To lessen the risk of potential health problems, reduce exposure by decreasing time and physical activity outdoors.
Indonesia: Bali province: Maintain flexible itineraries as short-notice flight disruption possible due to increased volcanic activity (Revised)
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:27:09 EST
The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre (PVMBG) maintains a Level IV or ‘beware' alert (the highest level in a four-tier warning system) for the Mount Agung volcano (Bali province). The alert means that an eruption could be imminent, though there is no specific forecast about its exact timing. There have been no confirmed reports of business or travel disruption so far; flights are operating normally at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in the provincial capital Denpasar. However, short-notice disruption can be expected in the event of a volcanic eruption. Members in or travelling to Bali should monitor the situation closely, maintain flexible itineraries and adhere to all official directives. Those travelling to Bali with inflexible itineraries should consider deferring their trips until the volcanic activity subsides.
Italy: Urban centres: Expect disruption during public transport strike on 27 October
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:43:52 EST
Members in Italy on 27 October should reconfirm existing travel arrangements and book alternative transport well in advance due to planned public transport worker strikes in major urban centres. Related demonstrations are scheduled on the day at 10.30 (all times local) near the Ministry of Economic Development building in the capital Rome and at 10.00 near the Largo Cairoli roundabout in Milan (Lombardy region); members should anticipate disruption in the vicinity for the duration of the protests and avoid them as a standard precaution.
Japan: Continue to maintain flexible itineraries, anticipate travel disruption during passage of Typhoon Lan
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:46:50 EST
Members in Japan should continue to maintain flexible itineraries and anticipate disruption during the passage of Typhoon Lan. The weather system made landfall near Minamiizu (Shizuoka prefecture, Honshu island) early on 23 October as a Category Two storm (second-lowest on a five-tier scale) and was moving in a north-easterly direction. Flights at the capital Tokyo's Haneda (HND) and Narita (NRT) airports have largely normalised, though residual disruption is possible as airlines work to clear the backlog of passengers. Train services have been affected in several areas of Japan, though commuter trains in Tokyo are operating largely normally.
Kenya: Avoid opposition protests on 24-25 October ahead of presidential rerun
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:38:05 EST
Members in Kenya should avoid planned opposition protests on 24 and 25 October due to a credible risk of unrest. Opposition National Super Alliance (NSA) leader Raila Odinga has called for gatherings outside Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices nationwide, in protest at a scheduled rerun of the presidential elections on 26 October.
Madagascar: SPECIAL ADVISORY: Plague
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:27:54 EST
Latest update: increased cases and fatalities. There is a serious outbreak of plague in Madagascar, with over 1350 cases and at least 106 deaths reported. The outbreak has affected at least 14 of the 22 regions; especially affected are the highly-populated cities of Antananarivo and Toamasina. More cases and more affected areas are being reported daily. The majority of cases are of the pneumonic form of plague. Pneumonic plague causes life-threatening pneumonia and can be spread from person-to-person contact via droplets in the air. It has a very high fatality rate, however antibiotics can be lifesaving if started soon after symptoms begin. A lesser number of bubonic plague cases are also occurring. Bubonic plague is spread by infected fleas from infected rodents. It causes swollen inflamed lymph nodes in the armpit or groin. Antibiotics are required. Being a country with a High Medical Risk rating, Madagascar has limited medical resources to respond to this crisis. The WHO, CDC and IFRC are assisting the Ministry of Health.
Mexico: Morelia: Plan journeys bypassing rally on 23 October over ride-sharing service
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:10:21 EST
Members in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan state, on 23 October should avoid the vicinity of a demonstration planned by civic groups in support of app-based ride-share service Uber. The gathering will commence at 09.00 (local time) in front of the Michoacan Public Transport Coordinating Commission (COCOTRA) office. The call for the rally follows reported altercations between taxi and Uber drivers, after Uber began operating in the city on 17 October. The scuffles have been reported despite an increase in security by local authorities.
Mexico: Oaxaca state: Reconfirm status of routes, avoid gatherings during teachers' union's protest campaign from 23 October
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:12:41 EST
The CNTE teachers' union has announced that it will stage protests and roadblocks from 23 October in Oaxaca state over various grievances. As part of the action, CNTE members will commence an indefinite sit-in protest on that day at the Zocalo in the state capital Oaxaca. While further details of the protest campaign are not available yet, roadblocks are likely on important routes across the state, include Federal Highway 190 that passes through Oaxaca city. Members should reconfirm the status of routes and avoid all CNTE-related protests due to the potential for unrest.
New Zealand: Mumps outbreak
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:31:50 EST
Latest update: increased cases. An outbreak of mumps is underway in Auckland. Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Palmerston North, the Nelson Marlborough health district, and further south in the city of Dunedin. Around 80% of the cases are not fully vaccinated. Mumps is caused by a virus that spreads from person-to-person via infected droplets. It is highly contagious and nearly all cases occur among unvaccinated people. Symptoms include fever, painful and swollen glands, pain on swallowing and in men, the testes can become inflamed. Serious complications can occur. All travellers should ensure they are fully vaccinated against mumps.
Niger: Anticipate, avoid possible student protests amid ongoing academic workers' strike nationwide
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:21:01 EST
Members in Niger in the coming days should anticipate possible student protests due to an ongoing nationwide five-day strike by academic workers, scheduled to end on 24 October. The work stoppage has been organised by the National Union of Higher Education Research Teachers (SNECS) and has resulted in the closure of academic facilities at all eight public universities across the country, including in the capital Niamey. The strike has been triggered due to issues with salary payments and precedent suggests it could lead to student unrest.
Niger: Tillaberi region: Fatal militant attacks highlights HIGH travel risks in northern desert, Mali border areas
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:07:46 EST
Thirteen Nigerien soldiers were killed and at least five others injured on 21 October in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a gendarmerie post in Ayourou (Tillaberi region). The incident follows a similar attack on 4 October in the village of Tongo Tongo (Tillaberi), in which four US army special forces and five Nigerien soldiers were killed. These attacks highlight the need to avoid all non-essential travel to northern regions and within 100 miles (160 km) of the border with Mali.
Pakistan: Dengue outbreak
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:41:24 EST
Latest update: increased cases and fatalities. Outbreaks of dengue fever are underway in Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces. Some fatalities have been reported. The disease is spread by mosquitoes. Dengue can cause a range of symptoms and has no particular treatment. Some people, especially those who have been infected before, get a more severe form of disease that can lead to fatal complications. Although a vaccine has been developed, it is only available in a small number of countries and is not recommended for travellers. Prevent infection by avoiding mosquito bites.
Pakistan: Expect disruption to fuel supplies, avoid protests during ongoing strike by oil tanker operators (Revised)
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:23:00 EST
Members in Pakistan should expect disruption to fuel supplies in the coming days due to an ongoing indefinite strike by oil tanker operators. The All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) commenced the industrial action on 23 October over various issues, including demanding higher freight rates from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority. A protracted strike could result in fuel shortages and associated protests. Members should monitor developments and ensure they have sufficient fuel before undertaking road journeys to minimise inconvenience. Additionally, all strike-related demonstrations should be avoided as a precaution.
Pakistan: Islamabad, Lahore: Avoid any gatherings in coming days related to former prime minister's indictment
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:33:13 EST
Members in capital Islamabad and Lahore (Punjab province) should avoid any gatherings in the coming days related to the indictment of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (in office 1990-93; 1997-99; 2013-17) by the Accountability Court on 19 October. Sharif has been charged with financial misconduct, including possession of disproportionate assets. The former leader, who is currently in London (UK), will arrive at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE) at around 08.00 (local time) on24 October. Sharif is due to appear before the Accountabilitycourt in Islamabad, along with his daughter and son-in-law on 26 October.
Panama: Urban centres: Anticipate disruption, avoid gatherings during transport strike on 25 October
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:00:30 EST
Members in Panama on 25 October should anticipate transport disruption and avoid the vicinity of all gatherings linked to a planned 24-hour nationwide strike by the National Chamber of Transport (CANATRA). Participants are demanding that the government ban app-based riding-sharing service Uber. Although exact times and locations of protests have not yet been specified, the union has confirmed participation from workers in Colon, Herrera, Panama, Panama Oeste, San Miguelito and Los Santos provinces. Travellers should avoid the vicinity of all protests as a standard precaution.
Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands: Flights to Mendi Airport remain suspended; continue to exercise caution due to potential for post-election unrest
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:31:16 EST
Members in Southern Highlands province, particularly its capital Mendi, should continue to exercise caution in the coming week, due to the credible risk of further unrest over the results of the country's general elections held on 24 June-8 July. Mendi Airport (MDU) temporarily suspended operations on 4 October, following election-related violence that damaged its facilities. Although the airport has since reopened on 18 October, airlines have yet to resume flights to the area; normal airport operations are expected to resume within three months. Members flying to or from the Southern Highlands should use Moro Airport (MXH), around 85 miles (135km) south of Mendi Airport, as an alternative.
Peru: Anticipate disruption due to curfew during nationwide census on 22 October; normal travel can continue with proper documentation
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:15:49 EST
Members in the country on 22 October should anticipate disruption and follow all directives issued by the authorities during the country's national census. A nationwide curfew will be implemented from 08.00 to 17.00 (local time) while census takers visit homes and conduct counts. Police patrols and checkpoints on roads will be implemented on the day to help enforce the measure. Foreign travellers will reportedly be able to travel freely if they have obtained a Memorandum of Personal Identification document (Constancia de Libre Transito) from points of entry, local census offices and most hotels.
Peru: Increase in dengue activity
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:49:35 EST
Latest update: increased cases. Cases of dengue fever continue to be detected across the country, including several fatalities. The disease is spread by mosquitoes, and is present in both rural and urban areas. Dengue can cause a range of symptoms and has no particular treatment. Some people, especially those who have been infected before, get a more severe form that can lead to fatal complications. Peru has a licensed dengue vaccine, however it is not recommended for travellers. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best prevention.
Philippines: Expect heightened security, travel disruption during religious holiday on 31 October-2 November
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:44:37 EST
Members in the country on 31 October-2 November should expect heightened security measures and significant disruption, particularly in the capital Manila, during the Christian holiday period. All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (known locally as Undas) fall on 1 and 2 November respectively, and a special non-working holiday has been announced for 31 October. During this period, locals travel to cemeteries and commemorate the lives of ancestors and deceased family members. The government will deploy additional police personnel and place them on heightened alert nationwide, while traffic restrictions should be anticipated in several locations across major urban centres during the holiday period.
Philippines: Metro Manila, environs: Anticipate traffic disruption on 29 October during convoy rehearsals for upcoming regional summit
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:12:12 EST
Members in Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga on 29 October should anticipate traffic disruption on major roads during convoy rehearsals for the Association of South East Asia (ASEAN) summit from 13-17 November. The convoy rehearsal will run from Clark International Airport (CRK, Pampanga province) to Manila, Bonifacio Global City (Taguig City), and Makati to the main summit venue of the Philippine International Convention Centre (PICC) in the capital Manila. The rehearsals will be under way from 07.00 or 08.00 (local time) until the evening.
Philippines: Mindanao island: Continue to defer travel to Marawi despite end of security operations against militants
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:21:58 EST
Members should continue to defer all travel to the city of Marawi (Lanao del Sur province, Mindanao island) even after the authorities announced on 23 October that fighting had ended between the security forces and Islamist militants. The development follows the recent killing of Dr Mahmud Ahmad, suspected leader of the Islamist extremist Maute group, and militant leaders Isnilon Hapilon (of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)) and Omar Maute (Maute group). Despite the end of security operations, the situation remains fluid as the security forces seek out remaining militant supporters.
Russia: Moscow: Expect travel disruption to, from Zhukovsky International Airport due to metro station closures
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:38:40 EST
Members travelling to or from Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) between 28 October and 3 November on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro line should expect disruption due to the planned closure of Lermontovsky Prospekt, Julebino and Kotelniki stations. Travellers are usually required to take a connecting bus service between Kotelniki station and the airport and a replacement bus service will operate to other stations during the closure period. Members should plan alternative transport to minimise inconvenience.
Russia: Urban centres: Anticipate disruption, heightened security following hoax bomb threats (Revised)
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:12:38 EST
Members in major urban centres in the coming days should continue to anticipate potential disruption and heightened security following hoax bomb threats and precautionary evacuations on 20 and 21 October from Moscow State University and the Vodny shopping centre in the north of the capital Moscow. Since the beginning of September, dozens of bomb hoaxes have been reported at universities, shopping centres, transport hubs, theatres and schools in urban centres nationwide. Security services have confirmed that no bombs have been found; the threats have not been attributed to or claimed by any particular group.
South Africa: Malaria
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:21:16 EST
Latest update: one fatality. Several cases of malaria, including one death, have been detected in Gauteng Province, an area of South Africa that does not usually have a risk of malaria. The province includes the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Malaria is consistently present in other areas of the country (in parts of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North-eastern Kwazulu-Natal provinces, bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe). Malaria is spread through mosquito bites and can be fatal unless promptly treated. Early symptoms are flu-like, such as fever, head/body aches and general weakness. Symptoms of malaria can develop within days of exposure, or may take months. Prevention is through mosquito bite avoidance. Preventive antimalarial medication is not recommended at this time for those whose travel is limited to Guateng Province, however it is recommended if travelling to certain areas within Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North-eastern Kwazulu-Natal provinces.
Spain: Anticipate, avoid further protests amid continued tensions over suspended independence declaration
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:27:36 EST
Members in Spainin the coming daysshould anticipate and avoid further protests over the Catalonia autonomous region's controversial 1 October independence referendum. Tensions have increased after the Spanish government on 21 October formally announced its decision to revoke Catalonia's autonomy, a move likely to come into effect after a Senate vote on 27 October. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has called on the regional parliament to assemble and form a response; sources suggest that this will take place on 27 October. The fresh developments are likely to prompt further pro- and anti-independence rallies.
Spain: Legionella outbreak
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:06:52 EST
Latest update: community outbreak suspected.An increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires' disease has been reported in travellers returning from the Palmanova area in Majorca, Balearic Islands. One person has died.Investigations are ongoing however, cases have been associated with six different hotels in close proximity to each other.Other test results, including samples of other potential community sources, are pending. People become infected with Legionella when they inhale droplets and mist that come from contaminated bodies of water. The disease does not spread from person to person. A majority of people exposed to the bacteria do not become ill. Those who do fall sick may have a fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention if you develop symptoms, especially if you are a smoker, over 50 or have other health conditions. Overall the risk to travellers is low.
Thailand: Expect significant disruption, heightened security during royal cremation ceremonies on 25-29 October (Revised)
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:39:09 EST
Members in Thailand, particularly the capital Bangkok, should anticipate significant disruption and maintain flexible itineraries during Royal Cremation ceremonies on25-29 October for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Routes will be closed near the Grand Palace and the adjacent Sanam Luang (Royal Turf), where a royal crematorium has been built for the King's funeral on 26 October. More than 30 national leaders have said they will attend the event, and large crowds are expected. The influx of people can lead to increased demands for accommodation and transport services, requiring members to plan their travel logistics in advance.
Togo: Urban centres: Avoid anti-government protests on 30-31 October, 7-9 November due to risk of unrest
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:43:52 EST
Members in the capital Lome and other urban centres in the coming weeks should avoid anti-government protests due to a credible risk of unrest. Opposition parties have recently announced further demonstrations nationwide on 30-31 October and 7-9 November; details on exact times and locations have not been released. A 10 October government ban on weekday protests remains in place, making clashes between protesters and the security forces likely should the protests go ahead as scheduled. An increased security force presence can be expected during opposition protests and the authorities may temporarily suspend SMS and internet services.
Ukraine: Kyiv: Anticipate, avoid further protests near parliament building in coming weeks
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:27:12 EST
Members in the capital Kyiv over the coming weeks should avoid further protests near the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) building due to the potential for localised disturbances. Rally organisers - including Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president and an ex-governor of Odessa province – have demanded that the government establish an anti-corruption court, abolish parliamentary immunity and adopt a new election law. On 22 October, Saakashvili called for demonstrations to continue until at least 7 November - the start of the next parliamentary plenary session; gatherings will be held at Constitution Square, outside the parliament building, in the weeks ahead.
United States: Locally acquired Zika in Texas
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:36:35 EST
Latest update: No new information, advice remains same. The CDC has lifted the designation of a cautionary 'yellow area' for Brownsville, Texas, indicating there are no longer any travel recommendations related to Zika. The risk of local transmission of Zika infection is likely to be low, but remains unknown in Brownsville. Sporadic cases may still occur. Additionally, a previously confirmed 2017 case from Hidalgo County most likely acquired Zika infection in Cameron County. Zika is transmitted primarily through mosquito bites. Sexual transmission can occur. Although symptoms are usually mild, severe and irreversible birth defects may occur in the babies of women infected when pregnant. Pregnant women are advised to discuss their risks with their doctor and consider delaying travel to Zika-affected areas. Those who are in affected areas should protect themselves against mosquito bites and sexual transmission. After travel to the affected areas, ongoing precautions against sexual transmission are recommended.
Vanuatu: Ambae island: State of emergency, travel restrictions extended until 27 October despite stabilisation of Manaro Voui volcano
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:19:00 EST
The authorities on 21 October announced repatriation plans for all evacuees from Ambae island (Penama province) following the stablisation of Manaro Voui volcano. The state of emergency and associated restrictions on travel to the island, however, will remain in place until 27 October to facilitate the repatriation process. Members should continue to follow official directives related to the volcano in the upcoming days, as minor eruptions remain possible. The capital Port Vila and the country's other islands remain unaffected by the activity at the Manaro Voui volcano.
Vietnam: North, north-central provinces: Expect residual disruption despite gradually receding flood waters
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:49:18 EST
Members in northern and north-central provinces over the coming days should continue to plan journeys accounting for residual disruption from heavy rain and flooding since 10 October. Water levels remain high, despite slowly receding in recent days. Roads, bridges, electricity and telecommunications have been damaged and a risk of landslides remains, particularly in mountainous areas. The worst-hit provinces have been Hoa Binh, Son La, Yen Bai (all northern provinces) and Thanh Hoa (north-central). However, effects have also been felt in Lao Cai, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Phu Tho (all northern), Ha Tinh, Nghe An and Quang Binh (all north-central).
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