Travel risk round-up: 24 May

Moderate Indonesia: Multiple Killed, Hundreds Injured in Violent Rallies in Jakarta International media sources report on Wednesday, 22 May, that at least six people have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes between police and supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after a post-election rally turned violent. According to the Jakarta mayor, Anies […]

Travel risk round-up: 10 May

High Pakistan: Multiple Fatalities Reported after Explosion in Lahore According to regional media sources on Wednesday, 8 May, nine people – five policeman and three civilians – are believed to have been killed and a further 26 injured after an explosion occurred in Lahore. Pakistani officials believe a suicide bombing to be the origin of […]

Travel risk round-up: 3 May

Low Guatemala: Reports of Ashfall in Escuintla Department after Volcanic Activity at Volcan de Fuego According to social media reports, ash fall has been reported by residents in the municipalities of Siquinala and Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa in Escuintla department on Wednesday, 1 May after a number of strong explosions were heard emanating from Volcan de […]

Travel risk round-up: 18 April

LowFrance: Fire at Notre-Dame in Paris Fully Extinguished; Continue to Avoid Area According to regional media sources on Tuesday, 16 April, a fire that had been burning at Paris’ historic Notre-Dame cathedral for approximately 15 hours, and included nine hours of firefighting, has been fully extinguished. The fire, which is believed to have been started […]

Travel risk round-up: 12 April

Moderate Brazil: Significant Damages and Casualties Reported following Overnight-Storm in Rio de Janeiro Local news outlets have reported that an overnight storm, which began on Monday, 8 April, has caused one fatality and multiple injuries in Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding areas. Social media images show landslides, flooded streets, knocked down trees and thousands […]

Travel risk round-up: 4 April

Moderate Paraguay: Officials Announce 90-Day Emergency Declaration Following Prolonged Flooding in Asuncion According to official government sources on Wednesday, 3 April, the Paraguayan government has enacted a 90-day emergency after continued rain has caused widespread flooding in the capital, Asuncion. The National Emergency Minister, Joaquin Roa, declared the emergency after water levels in the Paraguay […]

Travel risk round-up: 29 March

Low France: Over a Hundred Staff and Guests Evacuated From a Hotel in Megeve following a Fire According to regional media sources on Friday, 29 March, some 180 people, made up of staff members and guests, have been evacuated from the Four Seasons hotel in the Ski resort of Megeve, located in the Mont Blanc […]

Travel risk round-up: 22 March

High Democratic Republic of Congo: Dozens Killed and Injured Following Train Derailment in Kasai Occidental Province According to international media sources on Sunday, 17 March, at least 24 people were killed and 31 injured in a derailment of a freight train near the settlement of Benaleka located in the Kasai-Occidental province. Local rail authorities have […]

Travel risk round-up: 15 March

High Mozambique: Fatalities Reported as Cyclone IDAI-19 Continues to Strengthen According to regional media reports on Tuesday, 12 March, at least ten people have been killed by flooding in Tete and Zambezia province as Cyclone IDAI-19 continues to strengthen. At least 62,000 others have also been affected by flooding in the two aforementioned provinces, as […]

Travel risk round-up: 8 March

Low Norway: Reports of Avalanche on Sondre Smatindan Mountain in Troms County According to local media sources on Friday, 8 March, police are currently investigating reports of an avalanche on Sondre Smatindan Mountain in Troms County. The landslide reportedly occurred in a common hiking area near the peak of the mountain. Authorities are currently surveying […]