Travel risk round-up: 26 July

ModerateVenezuela: Reports of Mass Power Outages Nationwide According to incoming social media feeds on Monday, 22 July, severe power outages have been occurring for several hours across the country. The states of Táchira, Bolivar Aragua, Vargas as well as Caracas and the surrounding areas have all been severely affected. Last reports state that power has […]

Travel risk round-up: 19 July

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ModeratePhilippines: Soldiers Killed in NPA Ambush in Cotabato Province According to local media sources, at least two Philippine Army soldiers were killed in a New People’s Army (NPA) ambush on Wednesday, 17 July, in Arakan, Cotabato province. The NPA militants ambushed the soldiers as they were travelling on a motorcycle in barangay Kinawayan. Additional military […]

Travel risk round-up: 12 July

storm in Halkidiki causing a tree to fall and destroy a campers tent and equipment

ModerateGreece: Multiple Fatalities Feared following Intense Storms in Halkidiki Region According to international media sources, at least four people are feared dead as of Wednesday, 10 July, following intense rain, wind and hail storms in Halkidiki region, northern Greece. Dozens more are feared injured as a result of intense weather conditions. Authorities stated that one […]

Travel risk round-up: 28 June

ModeratePapa New Guinea: Locals Evacuate as Ulawun Volcano Erupts, West New Britain Province According to local media sources, the Ulawun volcano in West New Britain province erupted on Wednesday morning, 26 June, causing thousands of residents living in the vicinity to flee and prompting an eruption warning. Reports indicate the volcanic activity began at around […]

Travel risk round-up: 21 June

LowGreece: Assailants Throw Molotov Cocktails at Police near Party Offices in Athens’ Exarchia Area According to local media reports on Thursday, 20 June, unidentified assailants have thrown Molotov cocktails at police officers outside the offices of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party in Athens’ Exarchia area. No injuries resulted from the attack and police have […]

Travel risk round-up: 14 June

ModerateIndia: Multiple Fatalities Reported Across Uttar Pradesh Due to Dust Storms Reports on Thursday, 13 June indicate that separate incidents of dust storms across Uttar Pradesh in the previous 24 hour period has led to at least 17 deaths in the region. It is indicated that four people died in Siddharthanagar, three in Deoria, three […]

Travel risk round-up: 7 June

ModerateEgypt: Multiple Policemen Killed after Militants Attack Checkpoint in North Sinai National and local news outlets have reported that at least 10 policemen have been killed following an ambush at a checkpoint in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, on Wednesday, 5 June. The attack, which is reported to have been carried out by […]

Travel risk round-up: 31 May

Moderate United States: Injuries Reported Following Tornados in Ohio According to local media reports, at least seven people were left injured, dozens of homes damaged and over 80,000 people were without power after several tornadoes hit Ohio on Monday evening, 27 May. Two large and destructive tornadoes were reported, the first tornado hit Dayton in […]

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 […]