29 and 30 September 2019, Haiti: Anniversary of the coup against Aristide
In Haiti, from Sunday, 29 September, to Monday, 30 September, the coup against former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991 marks the anniversary of the coup d'état. Especially in the capital Port-au-Prince, demonstrations are to be expected. Local traffic restrictions and violent incidents are also possible in advance. Travellers should inform themselves locally about the current situation, avoid protests and follow the instructions of the authorities.
29 September - 1 October 2019, United Kingdom: Rail strike at Caledonian Sleeper
Employees of the Caledonian Sleeper want to lay down their work from Sunday, 29 September, 12 noon (local time) to Tuesday, 1 October, 11:59 a.m. (local time). Caledonian Sleeper operates services between London and Scotland. In the event of strike action, major rail traffic restrictions in the form of delays and cancellations are expected. Travellers should take these into account and contact their tour operator in advance for up-to-date information.
30 September 2019, Botswana: Independence Day
Independence Day is celebrated in Botswana on Monday, 30 September. Increased security is to be expected. Demonstrations are also possible. These can lead to local traffic restrictions and violent incidents. Travellers should avoid protests, exercise increased caution near political events and follow instructions from the authorities.
October 1, 2019, China: National Holiday
Independence Day is celebrated in China on Tuesday, 1 October. Because of this year's 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, particularly high security precautions are to be expected in Beijing. Travel restrictions and temporary closures of shops, restaurants and underground stations were already taking place in the run-up to the anniversary. Face recognition systems are used and comprehensive identity checks are carried out. Internet monitoring will also be increased. Travellers by train and vehicles will be subject to increased checks when entering Beijing. Travellers should avoid demonstrations on a large scale, exercise increased caution and follow security instructions.
6 October 2019, Kosovo: Parliamentary elections
Parliamentary elections will be held in Kosovo on Sunday, 6 October. Especially on election day, increased security measures are to be expected. Demonstrations are already possible in advance, which could lead to local traffic restrictions. Travellers should avoid protests, exercise increased caution in the vicinity of political events and follow the instructions of the authorities.
Travellers who want to find out about these and other events can use the Global Monitoring App for Smartphones. It includes up-to-date notifications, behavioral notes and warnings and actively informs about hazards at the location or travel location.
The app is available for Android and iPhone devices:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=greenzone.ug.globalmonitoring
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/global-monitoring/id1297008325?mt=8