Cabin crew strike at Germanwings from 30 December until 01 January - Germany
According to reports from Friday (27 December), the trade union UFO has called for strikes of cabin staff at the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings from Monday (30 December) at midnight (local time) until Wednesday (01 January) 12:00 a.m. (local time). In case of a strike, major air traffic disruptions are to be expected. Delays and flight cancellations are likely. Before and after official strike hours, disruptions are also possible due to organisational reasons. Passengers are advised to contact their airline or tour operator about the current flight status in advance to their journey to the airport and to schedule additional time for their journey.
Protests against the president on 30 December - Monrovia, Liberia
Opposition groups called for protests against President George Weah to be held in Monrovia on 30 December. Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.
Ongoing violent protests of opposition groups - Hong Kong
The protests in Hong Kong will continue in the upcoming days. For New Year's Eve (Tuesday, 31 December) a demonstration with a human chain is scheduled. On New Year's Eve (Wednesday, 01 January) there will be a big demonstration march. Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.
Independence Day on 01 January - Cameroon
On Wednesday (01 January) the 60th anniversary of the independence from France will be celebrated in Cameroon. Heightened security measures are to be expected, demonstrations are possible. They can lead to local traffic disruptions and violent incidents. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and protests, exercise increased caution near political events and facilities, and follow instructions by security forces.
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