7 October 2019, United Kingdom: Protest action in London
The Extinction Rebellion movement is planning protests in London from Monday, 7 October to paralyze parts of the city centre for two weeks. Several bridges and roads are to be blocked. Local traffic restrictions are possible. Travellers should generally avoid demonstrations and follow the instructions of the security forces.
8 October 2019, France: Nationwide road blockades
Farmers' unions have called for national roadblocks on Tuesday, 8 October. The protests are directed against the government's agricultural policy and will last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Travellers should expect traffic restrictions and avoid demonstrations.
8 and 9 October 2019, Israel: Yom Kippur
In Israel public life stands still during Yom Kippur. The Jewish holiday extends from sunset on Tuesday, October 8 to sunset on Wednesday, October 9 (local times). The border crossings into the Palestinian autonomous territories will be closed. In the transport sector, airspace and ports will be closed. Public transport will also be closed. Security precautions are increased in advance. Due to the symbolic significance of the holiday, there is an increased risk of terrorist attacks throughout the country. Travellers should inform themselves in advance about the current situation, exercise increased caution in the vicinity of neuralgic locations and follow the instructions of the authorities.
9 October 2019, Italy: Nationwide strike by Alitalia employees
Employees of the airline Alitalia want to go on strike nationwide on Wednesday, 9 October. In the event of strike action, major restrictions on air traffic in the form of delays and cancellations are to be expected. Travellers should take these into account in their planning and ask their tour operator in advance for the latest information.
13 October 2019, Poland: Parliamentary elections
Poland will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, 13 October. Especially on election day, increased security measures are to be expected. Demonstrations are already possible in advance, which can lead to local traffic restrictions. Travellers should avoid protests, exercise caution near political events and follow instructions from 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:
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