2017-10-08: National parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Sunday (15 October).
Demonstrations are possible in the run-up of and after the elections. Heightened security measures are to be expected, particularly on election day. Travellers are advised to avoid demonstrations, and to follow instructions from authorities.
2020-08-20: During Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, heightened security measures are to be anticipated in Pakistan, particularly in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, due to hundreds of religious festivities. Muharram is expected to begin on Thursday (20 August). The highlight of the festivities is between 27 August and 30 August.
Violent incidents are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid large gatherings and to follow instructions from security forces.
2019-04-25: On Sunday (28 April) there will be disruption in the city centre due to the London Marathon. Detailed information concerning times and locations of the marathon are available via the link below.
Increased security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are to be anticipated. Travellers should follow instructions from authorities.
AFP, London Marathon
2019-04-04: Traffic disruptions are to be expected in Kigali due to commemoration activities from Friday (05 April) until Monday (08 April). Multiple roads will be closed.
Travellers should keep themselves informed via local media and follow instructions by authorities.
Update 2018-10-06: The Uganda National Police warns against possible terrorist attacks in connection to the Independence Day on Tuesday (09 October). Multiple suspects had been arrested in Kampala beforehand.
Further operations of security forces are possible. Armed clashes cannot be ruled out during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution and to avoid operations of security forces.
Update 2018-08-02: Travellers in or heading to Niger should still bear in mind that on Friday (03 August), Independence Day celebrations will take place.
Any Day Guide
2018-05-15: On Monday (21 May), countrywide celebrations of Navy Day will take place in Chile. The president on this day also delivers the annual State of the Nation address. In the past, similar events have often led to violent clashes. It also regularly led to blockades of important traffic routes.
Increased security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Travellers should avoid the demonstrations as a precaution and follow instructions by authorities.
Update 2018-05-14: In clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli army in the run-up to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday (14 May), dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured on the border between Israel and Gaza.
Update 2018-05-11: From Saturday (12 May) until Sunday (13 May) the Jerusalem Day will be celebrated. The parade between Independence Park and the Western Wall Plaza in East Jerusalem passing the future US-Embassy in the Arnona neighbourhood is expected to attract large crowds of people. Violent incidents are possible. High security measures and road closures, including roads to Ben Gurion Airport, are to be expected.
2018-04-27: Mujahideen Victory Day will be observed in Afghanistan on Saturday (28 April).
Heightened security measures are to be expected. Intensified attacks against security forces and government facilities as well as terrorist attacks are possible. Travellers should exercise high caution, avoid gatherings, and follow instructions from security forces.