3 December 2019, United Kingdom: Demonstrations in London
Several demonstrations are expected at the NATO summit in London on Tuesday, 3 December. Among other things, they are directed against the summit itself and against the visit of US President Donald Trump. On this day, increased security precautions are to be expected. Local traffic restrictions and violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow the instructions of the security forces.
5 December 2019, France: General strike
A national general strike will take place in France on Thursday, 5 December. There will be restrictions in public life, traffic disruptions and increased safety precautions. Travellers should exercise caution, follow instructions from the security forces and avoid demonstrations, roadblocks and crowds.
5-8 December 2019, Belgium: Restrictions on Eurostar
Due to the strike at the French railway company SNCF, Eurostar may be subject to train restrictions from Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December. Travellers should take delays into account when planning their journey and check with their operator for the latest information before starting their journey.
6 December 2019, Dominica: Parliamentary elections
Parliamentary elections will be held on the Caribbean island of Dominica on Friday, 6 December. Especially on election day, increased security precautions are to be expected. Demonstrations are also possible, which may result in local traffic restrictions. Travellers should avoid protests and exercise caution near political events.
7 December 2019, Iran: Nationwide demonstrations possible due to Student Day
In Iran, Student Day is celebrated on Saturday, December 7. In the course of this there may be demonstrations nationwide. Increased security precautions and operations by security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between security forces and demonstrators are not excluded. Travellers should exercise caution, avoid roadblocks, crowds and security marches and follow instructions from security forces.
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