Current Travel Warnings: Provided by International SoS

    Africa: COVID-19: Abide by country-specific advice as pandemic, associated consequences move into new phases Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:31:24 EDT

    A number of countries have relaxed some restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19. This includes the relaxation of restrictions on internal movement, reopening of businesses and a resumption of some domestic and international travel. Nevertheless, strict measures remain in place, or are being re-imposed, in some locations where there is increasing case activity. International SOS is issuing this global alert for all countries and territories. In some locations all travel should continue to be deferred, while for others essential travel can resume after undertaking an individual risk assessment of the COVID-19 situation and entry restrictions, including the potential for sudden changes. Please refer to our dedicated country pages and alerts for details and location-specific advice.

    Algeria: COVID-19: Ban on internal movement reimposed in 28 provinces; continue to defer all travel Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:36:42 EDT

    Members in Algeria should abide by a ban on internal movement reimposed by the government to and from 28 provinces from 10 until 17 July. The provinces include the capital Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, M’sila, Mascara, Médéa, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouagi, Relizane Biskra, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza and Tissemsilt. Public and private transport in the provinces is also banned from 10 until 12 July. Members should refer to our Pandemic Information Site for full details of current restrictions.

    Algeria: COVID-19: New lockdowns imposed in Setif, Ouargla, Tipasa provinces; continue to defer all travel Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:03:34 EDT

    Members in or travelling to Setif, Ouargla and Tipasa provincesin the coming weeksshould abide by new lockdown restrictions imposed by the government. All economic, commercial and social activities in Ouargla will be suspended between 17.00 and 05.00 (local time) from 11 July until at least 26 July. In Tipasa, a similar suspension will affect ten communes from 13.00 to 05.00 until at least 20 July. A lockdown from 13.00 to 05.00 affecting 18 communes in Setif remains in place until at least 23 July. Members should refer to ourPandemic Information Sitefor full details of current restrictions.

    Americas: COVID-19: Abide by country-specific advice as pandemic, associated consequences move into new phases Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:27:20 EDT

    A number of countries have relaxed some restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19. This includes the relaxation of restrictions on internal movement, reopening of businesses and a resumption of some domestic and international travel. Nevertheless, strict measures remain in place, or are being re-imposed, in some locations where there is increasing case activity. International SOS is issuing this global alert for all countries and territories. In some locations all travel should continue to be deferred, while for others essential travel can resume after undertaking an individual risk assessment of the COVID-19 situation and entry restrictions, including the potential for sudden changes. Please refer to our dedicated country pages and alerts for details and location-specific advice.

    Angola: Cabinda exclave: Fresh reports of clashes between security forces, separatist group underline need for enhanced precautions Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:23:17 EDT

    Members are reminded of the risks posed by armed confrontations involving separatists and the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) in the HIGH travel risk north-eastern areas of Cabinda exclave. On 8 July, a spokesperson for the separatist Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Enclave–Armed Forces of Cabinda (FLEC-FAC) alleged that three civilians and two FAA soldiers had been killed the previous day in clashes instigated by the FAA in Pangamongo and Sangamongo villages (both Buco-Zau municipality). The incident follows multiple reported clashes between separatists and the FAA throughout the month of June. Members are reminded to observe enhanced precautions for journeys to north-eastern areas of Cabinda exclave.

    Asia & the Pacific: COVID-19: Abide by country-specific advice as pandemic, associated consequences move into new phases Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:34:23 EDT

    A number of countries have relaxed some restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19. This includes the relaxation of restrictions on internal movement, reopening of businesses and a resumption of some domestic and international travel. Nevertheless, strict measures remain in place, or are being re-imposed, in some locations where there is increasing case activity. International SOS is issuing this global alert for all countries and territories. In some locations all travel should continue to be deferred, while for others essential travel can resume after undertaking an individual risk assessment of the COVID-19 situation and entry restrictions, including the potential for sudden changes. Please refer to our dedicated country pages and alerts for details and location-specific advice.

    Asia & the Pacific: Hong Kong: Closely monitor developments related to implementation of national security law; avoid all gatherings (Revised) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:35:41 EDT

    Following the recent passage of the national security law (NSL), members in Hong Kong (China SAR) should continue monitoring the security situation and avoid any related protests. Managers should review the impact of the law on their operational risks and take associated precautions. Since 1 July, the authorities have begun enforcing the NSL against local activists and demonstrators. The legislation is likely to provide added deterrence against major protests and acts of violence by hardline elements. However, further protests are possible in the coming weeks, especially during weekends and around key commemorative dates for demonstrators.

    Brazil: Brasilia, other urban centres: Avoid planned anti-government protests on 10, 12 July Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:03:28 EDT

    Members in main urban centres on 10 July should avoid nationwide demonstrations to denounce President Jair Bolsonaro's controversial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar demonstration will be held in the capital Brasilia on 12 July. Supporters of the CUT union, as well as several other labour unions and civic groups, will participate in the gatherings which are expected to be well attended. Members should avoid these gatherings which are liable to cause localised travel disruption and carry a latent risk of unrest.

    Chile: COVID-19: Follow official directives as quarantine extended until 17 July in several areas Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:12:44 EDT

    Members should defer travel to Chile amid COVID-19-related restrictions. The authorities have extended quarantine until 17 July in the Santiago metropolitan region – Buin, Calera de Tango, Colina, Curacavi, El Monte, Lampa, Melipilla, Padre Hurtado, Penaflor, Puente Alto and San Bernardo, San Jose de Maipo, Talagante and Tiltil communes, as well as Santiago province. Alto Hospicio, Iquique, Pozo Almonte (all Tarapaca region), Los Andes, Quillota, San Felipe, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar (all Valparaiso region), Graneros, Machali, Rancagua (all Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region) and Curico (Maule region) communes also under quarantine until 17 July. Refer to the COVID-19 information within the Pandemic Information Site for full details of travel restrictions.

    Comoros: Ntsoudjini: Exercise caution, anticipate heightened security following demonstrations, police operations Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:58:56 EDT

    Members in Ntsoudjini (Grande Comore) in the coming days should exercise caution and anticipate a heightened security presence following opposition demonstrations and subsequent police operations. Opposition demonstrations took place on 6 July alongside Independence Day celebrations. The police allege they were attacked by protesters with machetes and Molotov cocktails. A heavy police presence has since been reported in the vicinity, with gunfire and raids taking place at night.

    Congo (DRC): Outbreak of Ebola Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:05:01 EDT

    Latest update: Further cases confirmed. An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Equateur province. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Ebola is spread by contact with the blood or other bodily fluids (including vomit and diarrhoea) of infected or dead people. Healthcare workers, household members and people participating in traditional funeral practices (touching the body) are at high risk. Defer non-essential travel to affected areas. Prevent infection by paying strict attention to hygiene, and avoiding contact with blood and body fluids. Do not participate in traditional funerals. Do not go to health facilities where Ebola patients are being treated.

    Congo (DRC): South Kivu province: Anticipate further demonstrations in Fizi over NGO locations Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:21:27 EDT

    Members travelling on the N5 road through Fizi (South Kivu province) until 13 July are advised to anticipate further protests by civil society groups against the location of NGO facilities. Protesters have repeatedly blocked the road passing through Fizi since 6 July, demanding that NGOs move their local headquarters from Baraka (South Kivu).

    Congo (DRC): Urban centres: Continue to avoid demonstrations over controversial nomination planned for coming days (Revised) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:33:21 EDT

    Members in urban centres, including the capital Kinshasa and Lubumbashi (Haut Katanga province), should avoid a series of planned demonstrations in the coming days over the nomination of Ronsard Malonda as head of the Independent National Electoral Commission. On 9 July, three protesters were killed in Kinshasa and others injured in protests in several cities when the police forcibly dispersed demonstrations. Despite a COVID-19-related ban on gatherings, further protests are expected to take place on 10 and 13 July in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. These are liable to be forcibly dispersed by the police, posing incidental risks to bystanders. Clashes between rival activists are also possible.

    Côte d'Ivoire: Anticipate heightened security, disruption around prime minister’s funeral programme on 14-17 July Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:45:47 EDT

    Members should anticipate heightened security and disruption during the funeral programme for former prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly(in office 2017-2020). On 14 July, President Alassane Ouattara will pay tribute to Coulibaly at the presidential palace in the commercial capital Abidjan (Abidjan district) from 09.00 (local time). On 15 July, a ceremony by the ruling Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) is planned at Abidjan’s Sports Palace from 08.00 to 12.00. This will be followed by a prayer session at the Riviera Golf mosque (Abidjan) between 13.00 and 14.00. The body will then be transferred to Korhogo (Savanes district) for a burial ceremony on 17 July.

    Djibouti: COVID-19: Essential travel can resume from 17 July with stringent precautions, flexible itineraries Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:43:09 EDT

    Essential travel to Djibouti can resume with stringent precautions and flexible itineraries from 17 July, when inbound and outbound international commercial flights will be permitted to restart.All those entering Djibouti will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival; the authorities have yet to clarify whether a mandatory period of quarantine will also be necessary. COVID-19 restrictions may be re-imposed at short notice, and members should also be aware of potential entry restrictions in other countries when departing Djibouti.

    Europe & CIS: COVID-19: Abide by country-specific advice as pandemic, associated consequences move into new phases Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:21:32 EDT

    A number of countries have relaxed some restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19. This includes the relaxation of restrictions on internal movement, reopening of businesses and a resumption of some domestic and international travel. Nevertheless, strict measures remain in place, or are being re-imposed, in some locations where there is increasing case activity. International SOS is issuing this global alert for all countries and territories. In some locations all travel should continue to be deferred, while for others essential travel can resume after undertaking an individual risk assessment of the COVID-19 situation and entry restrictions, including the potential for sudden changes. Please refer to our dedicated country pages and alerts for details and location-specific advice.

    France: Urban centres: Plan journeys bypassing demonstrations on 10 July to minimise travel delays Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:51:42 EDT

    Members in the capital Paris and other urban centreson 10 Julyshould plan journeys bypassing protests in order to minimise potential travel delays. The gatherings are being held to denounce a recent government reshuffle. In Paris, a rally is scheduled to take placeat 18.00(local time)in front of theHotel de Ville. While the events are likely to pass peacefully, they may cause localised traffic disruption and delays.

    Greece: Main cities: Continue to anticipate, avoid protests in coming days over bill limiting public demonstrations (Revised) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:40:18 EDT

    Members in main cities in the coming days should continue to anticipate demonstrations against a bill introduced by the ruling New Democracy (ND) party aimed at limiting public demonstrations in the country. On 9 July, while the proposed legislation was being approved by the parliament, the police used tear gas to forcibly disperse an unruly related protest in the capital Athens. Further demonstrations in Athens, Thessaloniki city (Central Macedonia region) and other urban centres are likely following the approval of the bill. These should be avoided due to the risk of unrest.

    Guinea: Urban centres: Anticipate, avoid protests associated with electricity workers strike on 14 July Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:39:22 EDT

    Members in urban centres, particularly the capital Conakry and Kankan (Kankan region), should monitor developments and avoid further protests organised against recent load-shedding and electricity shortages. Following weeks of demonstrations by citizens in Kankan, unions representing the national electricity supplier have called for a general strike from 14 July. During this period, power outages are probable and protests are likely to grow in attendance. Gatherings are liable to be dispersed by the security forces and should be avoided as a precaution due to the risk of unrest.

    Haiti: COVID-19: Security implications Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:16:45 EDT

    Members in Haiti in the coming weeks should continue to exercise caution and follow all official directives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Incidents of crime and unrest have reportedly increased, despite ongoing restrictions on mobility. The country’s security environment is likely to further deteriorate as the pandemic progresses due to pre-existing socio-economic issues, including high crime rates and shortages of basic goods. The lack of infrastructure, medical supplies and running water in rural areas has sparked recent incidents of unrest; further related protests are likely to occur.

    India: Plan journeys accounting for disruption during monsoon season (Revised) Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:39:19 EDT

    Members should plan journeys accounting for disruption to travel and essential services during the ongoing monsoon season until September. Heavy rainfall, intermittent flooding and landslides are expected during this period. The India Meteorology Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall warnings (highest level on a three-tier scale) until11 Julyfor parts of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Asom (Assam), Bihar and Meghalaya states. Members should maintain flexible itineraries and reconfirm the feasibility of journeys before settings out.

    Italy: COVID-19: Essential travel can proceed subject to assessment, entry restrictions Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:52:42 EDT

    Essential travel to Italy can proceed after undertaking an assessment of the COVID-19 situation and entry restrictions, including the potential for sudden changes. However, Italian authorities announced on 9 July a new entry ban for travellers from 13 non-EU countries. Internally, strict social distancing, testing processes and hygiene guidance remain in effect. Our risk assessment is made jointly by medical and security professionals, and accounts for current risk levels, as well as the likely evolution of risk in the coming months. Please see below and refer to our pandemic website for details of current restrictions.

    Japan: Continue to anticipate disruption, follow all official directives due to heavy rainfall, flooding Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:10:15 EDT

    Members in Japan should continue to plan journeys accounting for disruption caused by heavy rain and flooding. A rain belt has moved northwards to Honshu island from Kyushu island. Landslide warnings (third-highest on a five-tier scale) and heavy rain warnings (second-highest on a four-tier scale) are in effect in various areas. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue in a wide part of the country until at least 13 July. Members should continue to follow official directives and reconfirm the feasibility of journeys before setting out.

    Lebanon: Anticipate localised disruption around 10 July protest at US embassy near Beirut Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:26:38 EDT

    Members should anticipate localised disruption around a protest outside theUS embassyin the Aaoukar area, 12 miles (20km) north-east of the capital Beirut, on 10 July. The event, which has been organised by the Lebanese Communist Party, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and related groups, will begin at16.00 (local time). The embassy will be closed from 13.00. The security forces may implement road closures near the compound.

    Lebanon: Beirut: Plan routes bypassing demonstration on 11 July by political party Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:56:50 EDT

    Members in the capital Beirut on 11 July should plan routes bypassing a planned protest by the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP), due to the risk of unrest and associated disruption. Participants will gather at Riad al-Solh from 17.30 (local time) and proceed to the Central Bank at 18.00. The event is being held in protest at the current political situation and declining living standards.

    Mali: Bamako: Avoid vicinity of anti-government rally on 10 July Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:23:51 EDT

    Members in the capital Bamako on 10 July should avoid a major rally by supporters of the opposition M5-RFP coalition at Monument de l’independance, due to the risk of unrest. The coalition, which is led by prominent Muslim cleric Mahmoud Dicko, since early June has staged demonstrations calling for institutional changes (see separate alert). The protest will take place amid heightened political tensions and a COVID-19-related ban on gatherings. As such, it is liable to be forcibly dispersed by the police, posing incidental risks to bystanders.

    Mid East & N Africa: Abide by new restrictions linked to COVID-19; continue to defer travel Fri, 10 Jul 2020 01:39:40 EDT

    Members in Israel and the Palestinian Territories should monitor developments and abide by new COVID-19-related restrictions. The Israeli authorities will impose a lockdown from 13.00 (local time) on 10 July until 08.00 on 17 July in parts of Beit Shemesh, Ramle, Kiryat Malachi (all Central district) and Jerusalem. Entry and exit, as well as traffic and business activities, will be restricted. In the Palestinian Territories, a total lockdown is in place until at least 12 July. Refer to the COVID-19 information within the Pandemic Information Site for full details of travel restrictions.

    Mid East & N Africa: Israel, Palestinian Territories: Continue to monitor developments linked to potential West Bank annexation plans; avoid related gatherings (Revised) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:07:56 EDT

    Members in Israel and the Palestinian Territoriesin the coming weeksshould continue to monitor developments related to potential plans by the Israeli government to annex parts of the West Bank (Palestinian Territories).While Israel's new unity government could put a plan to a vote in the Knesset (Israeli parliament) after 1 July, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to temporarily postpone the move. Despite the development, further associated protests by members of the Palestinian community are likely, though restriction related to COVID-19 may make them unlikely to be well attended.

    Morocco: Nador province: Plan journeys bypassing protest at border crossing with Melilla in Beni Ansar on 10 July Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:23:12 EDT

    Members in Beni Ansar (Nador province) on 10 July should plan journeys bypassing a protest at 18.00 (local time) at the border crossing with the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Residents of Melilla stuck on the Moroccan side of the border because of the crossing’s closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic have called for the demonstration. They are demanding that the authorities open a humanitarian corridor to allow them to return to Melilla.

    Nepal: Plan journeys accounting for disruption during monsoon season Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:56:48 EDT

    Members in Nepal should plan journeys accounting for intermittent disruption during the ongoing monsoon season, which lasts until September. More than 60 people have been killed or are missing after torrential rain in recent days prompted landslides. Meteorologists have forecast further heavy rain until 12 July, and have issued an alert for Kaski, Lamjung and Pokhara districts (all Gandaki Pradesh province), where the water levels of surrounding rivers are expected to rise. Members should monitor prevailing weather conditions and liaise with local contacts regarding the feasibility of journeys before setting out.

    Panama: Continue to defer travel due to COVID related restrictions; abide by revised curfew Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:49:34 EDT

    Members should continue to defer all travel to the country amid restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. International flights remain suspended until 23 July, while domestic flights remain suspended until further notice. However, cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights continue to operate. The country's borders are closed to foreign nationals and non-residents. A daily nationwide curfew is in place from 19.00 to 05.00 (all times local), and Panama and Panama West provinces are under a weekend curfew from 17.00 on Saturdays to 05.00 on Mondays; other internal restrictions remain in place. Additional information regarding restrictions can be found on the International SOS Pandemic website.

    Philippines: South-western Mindanao: Recent attacks underline persistent militancy despite COVID-19 pandemic (Revised) Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:24:12 EDT

    Two people, including a police officer, were killed and four others injured in a roadside explosion targeting a police vehicle on 9 July in Shariff Aguak (Maguindanao province). The police blamed the attack on the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group. Earlier, on 2 July, four suspected members of Dawlah Islamiyah (formerly known as the Maute group) were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Shariff Aguak. The incidents underline the persistent risks posed by militancy in HIGH travel risk areas of south-western Mindanao. Members in these areas should observe stringent security precautions.

    Russia: Krasnoyarsk: Plan journeys accounting for disruption due to heavy rainfall, flooding Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:18:45 EDT

    Members in Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk kray) should plan journeys accounting for significant travel disruption due to heavy rainfall and flooding. Reports on 10 July indicated that prolonged rainfall had flooded key roads in the city, as well as parts of the R257 federal highway. Further rainfall is forecast until at least 12 July, which will likely exacerbate the situation. Operations at Krasnoyarsk International Airport (KJA) remained unaffected as of 10 July.

    Serbia: Urban centres: Anticipate, avoid further protests over COVID-19-related restrictions (Revised) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:30:46 EDT

    Members in urban centresshould anticipate and avoid further protests over COVID-19-related restrictions due to the risk of localised disruption and unrest. Nationwide protests on 9 July passed off largely peacefully. However, clashes occurred in the capital Belgrade on 7-8 July after President Aleksandar Vucic announced the restoration of restrictions following a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Vucic has since withdrawn plans for a curfew from 10 to 13 July, though a ban on gatherings of more than ten people remains in place in Belgrade. Refer to ourPandemic Information Sitefor full details of current restrictions.

    Spain: COVID-19: La Marina county: Heightened restrictions imposed on Burela municipality from 10 July; continue to defer non-essential travel Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:38:54 EDT

    Members in La Marina county (Galicia autonomous community)should abide by further heightened restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. A full lockdown on the Burela municipality will be in place from 10 July until 15 July. Entering and exiting the area will only be permitted for essential purposes such as work. Face masks will be mandatory in confined and outdoor spaces and gatherings limited to ten people. Members should continue to defer non-essential travel to the affected areas and refer to the COVID-19 information within thePandemic websitefor full details of travel restrictions.

    Spain: Lleida: Plan routes bypassing further protests against COVID-19-related lockdown Fri, 10 Jul 2020 01:11:49 EDT

    Members in Lleida (Catalonia autonomous community) should anticipate further protests linked to a COVID-19-related indefinite lockdown in Segria (Catalonia). On 9 July, local residents protested peacefully in front of the regional administration offices, calling the lockdown excessively restrictive. Members should plan journeys bypassing demonstrations to minimise localised delays.

    Turkey: Istanbul: Monitor developments, avoid gatherings following controversial court ruling on monument’s status Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:09:16 EDT

    Members in Istanbul province over the coming hours should liaise with local contacts for information on planned or ongoing gatherings linked to the status of the Hagia Sophia monument. The Council of State (High Court) has annulled a 1934 decree turning the building into a museum, facilitating efforts to convert it back to a mosque. Celebratory crowds have reportedly gathered in the vicinity of the monument. Rival gatherings by opponents of the decision are likely. These could result in localised scuffles and should be avoided as a precaution.

    United States: North-eastern states: Anticipate disruption, maintain flexible itineraries during passage of Tropical Storm Fay Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:01:01 EDT

    Members in north-eastern states should plan journeys accounting for possible disruption during the passage of Tropical Storm Fay. The weather system, which is currently moving northward, is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England on 10-11 July. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tropical storm warning (meaning tropical storm conditions are possible in the warning area within 36 hours) from Cape May (New Jersey) to Watch Hill (Rhode Island).

    Uzbekistan: COVID-19: Continue to defer all travel following implementation of additional movement restrictions until 1 August Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:46:36 EDT

    Members should continue to defer all travel to Uzbekistan amid the implementation of additional movement restrictions linked to a ‘nationwide quarantine’ until 1 August. All flights will be suspended during this period, with the exception of a limited number of inbound government-authorised repatriation flights and cargo aircraft. All inter-regional travel will be prohibited from 00.01 (local time) on 13 July, with the exception of authorised movement to and from designated quarantine locations. Unauthorised movement by private vehicles within regions is only permitted between 07.00 and 10.00 and between 17.00 and 20.00; however, taxis are exempt from this restriction. Members should refer to the COVID-19 information within the Pandemic Information Site for further details on associated restrictions.

    Worldwide travel: COVID-19: Abide by country-specific advice as pandemic, associated consequences move into new phases Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:37:52 EDT

    A number of countries have relaxed some restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of COVID-19. This includes the relaxation of restrictions on internal movement, reopening of businesses and a resumption of some domestic and international travel. Nevertheless, strict measures remain in place, or are being re-imposed, in some locations where there is increasing case activity. International SOS is issuing this global alert for all countries and territories. In some locations all travel should continue to be deferred, while for others essential travel can resume after undertaking an individual risk assessment of the COVID-19 situation and entry restrictions, including the potential for sudden changes. Please refer to our dedicated country pages and alerts for details and location-specific advice.

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