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07.03.19  /  High  /  Kenya – Travel Advice

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07.03.19 Kenya Travel Advice

On 6 March 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Kenya which reads in part as follows: “Following industrial action by some airport staff, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is currently experiencing disruptions. You should check with your airline before departing for the airport.”

07.03.19  /  High  /  Nigeria – Travel Alert

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07.03.19 Nigeria Travel Alert

On 5 March 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Nigeria, which reads in part as follows: "Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections are due to take place on 9 March 2019, along with some National Assembly elections not completed on 23 February. Demonstrations are likely across Nigeria and are of particular concern in Abuja and some Nigerian states including Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers. The result of the Presidential election, where President Buhari was elected for a second term, has been disputed and legal challenges may begin. Consequently tensions continue to run high throughout Nigeria and public gatherings and demonstrations may take place at short notice and have the potential to turn violent. You should continue to avoid rallies, public gatherings and demonstrations and monitor local media."

27.02.19  /  High  /  Albania – Travel Advice

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27.02.19 Albania Travel Advice

On 26 February 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Albania, which reads in part as follows: “Opposition parties held a major demonstration in central Tirana on 16 February 2019. The Opposition has subsequently announced that weekly protests will take place outside Parliament every Thursday, and that another major protest will be held in central Tirana on Saturday 16 March. Further large-scale protests are possible. You should check the local media for the latest information, remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrations.”

27.02.19  /  High  /  Nigeria – Updated Travel Advice

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27.02.19 Nigeria Updated Travel Advice

On 26 February 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Nigeria, which reads in part as follows: "Presidential and National Assembly elections took place on 23 February; Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections are due on 9 March 2019. Throughout the electoral period, protests in Abuja and Nigerian states including Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers are of particular concern. As the results begin to be announced tensions could run high throughout Nigeria and public gatherings and demonstrations may take place at short notice and have the potential to turn violent. You should continue to avoid rallies, public gatherings and demonstrations and monitor local media."

21.02.19  /  Medium  /  China – Foreign Travellers Banned from Visiting Tibet

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21.02.19 China Foreign Travellers Banned from Visiting Tibet

According to reports on 20 February 2019, Chinese authorities have banned foreign travelers from visiting Tibet until 1 April ahead of the 60th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising on 10 March and the 11th anniversary of the 2008 anti-government riots in Lhasa on 14 March. Officials typically restrict travel to Tibet each year during these anniversaries, and normally foreigners are required to obtain an additional permit to travel to Tibet. Security is also very heavy within Tibet during this time, and authorities usually restrict journalist and diplomat access.
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