9 to 13 November 2019, Cambodia: Independence Day and Bon Om Touk
Cambodia celebrates Independence Day and Bon Om Touk, the water and moon festival, from Saturday, 9 November to Wednesday, 13 November. Especially in the capital Phnom Penh, increased safety precautions and traffic obstructions are to be expected. During the holidays there may also be an increase in street crime. Travellers, especially in overcrowded areas, should exercise increased caution and follow the instructions of the security forces.
11 November 2019, Thailand: Light Festival Loi Krathong
The Loi Krathong Light Festival will take place in Thailand on Monday, 11 November. There will be a ban on fireworks near airports on this day. Balloons and lanterns are not allowed to rise into the air. Nevertheless, aviation may be restricted by flying objects. Travellers should contact their airline or tour operator in advance for up-to-date information.
16 November 2019, Sri Lanka: Presidential Elections
Presidential elections will be held in Sri Lanka on Saturday, 16 November. Demonstrations are possible in the run-up to the elections and after the results have been announced. Increased security can be expected, especially on election day and after the results have been announced. Travellers should follow the instructions of the security forces and avoid demonstrations as a matter of principle.
16 November 2019, Switzerland: Blockade action at Geneva airport
Extinction Rebellion group activists plan to blockade Geneva airport on Saturday, 16 November. Increased security precautions must be expected and violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid protest events and inquire in advance with their airline or tour operator about possible flight restrictions.
16 and 17 November 2019, France: Nationwide Yellow Vest protests
In France, on Saturday, 16 November and Sunday, 17 November, national protests of the Yellow Vest Movement will take place. The occasion is the first anniversary of the movement. Increased safety precautions and local traffic restrictions are to be expected. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out either. Travellers should avoid demonstrations 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