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April 13, 2022


United States (Security threat level – 2): New York City authorities report that as of the morning of 13 April 2022, the gunman responsible for a 12 April shooting on a Brooklyn subway train that left at least 23 people injured remains at large. The New York City Police Department chief of detectives stated that police officers recovered several weapons from the scene, including a handgun, a hatchet, three extended ammunition magazines and four smoke grenades, two of which had been detonated. Additionally, authorities recovered a key to a rental van, which was later found and impounded in the Brooklyn area. The man who rented the van has been deemed a suspect in the investigation.


Singapore (Security threat level – 1): On 12 April 2022, authorities announced that as of 15 April fully vaccinated Singaporean citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders arriving in Singapore through the country’s land checkpoints will no longer need to complete and submit a health declaration form via an SG Arrival Card. However, all travelers arriving by air or sea must continue to fill out and submit the SG Arrival Card health declaration. Additionally, travelers will be required to verify their vaccination status online and must not have visited any restricted countries or regions within seven days of travel to Singapore.


Greece (Security threat level – 2): On 13 April 2022, authorities announced that in response to a recent decrease in new COVID-19 infections, coronavirus-related restrictions are to be lifted throughout the upcoming summer tourism season, which spans from 1 May to 31 August. Travelers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or recovery from the virus to enter most indoor and outdoor establishments. Authorities are also considering lifting the current requirement that travelers must present a digital EU COVID certificate before being allowed to enter the country. Additionally, tourists will no longer be required to wear face masks indoors beginning on 1 June. Health officials warned that the lifted restrictions may be reinstated on 1 September once the country’s tourism season ends.


Kenya (Security threat level – 4): On 12 April 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi issued a Security Alert regarding potential demonstrations during campaigning ahead of general elections on 9 August, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Kenya that general elections are scheduled for August 9, 2022. Candidate selection for national and county offices will take place throughout the country in April, followed by nationwide campaigning.

“Election-related demonstrations may occur, possibly blocking key intersections and resulting in widespread traffic jams. Violence associated with demonstrations may also occur, ranging from rock throwing to police using force. Strikes and other protest activity related to economic conditions occur regularly.”

Peru (Security threat level – 3): On 12 April 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Lima issued a Security Alert regarding the Semana Santa holiday weekend from 14-17 April, which reads in part as follows:

“U.S. citizens in Peru are reminded to be prepared for heavy traffic and an increased police presence throughout Peru during the Semana Santa holiday weekend, from April 14 – April 17. If you are traveling over the holiday, remember to avoid large crowds, avoid traveling at night, and only carry minimal valuables on your person. If approached by someone who attempts to take your belongings, it is usually best to comply with their demands to maintain your safety. Be sure to store valuables in a hotel safe, or in a vehicle trunk while traveling.

“The U.S. Embassy in Lima and the Cusco Consular Agency will be closed April 14 and 15 in observance of the Semana Santa holiday.”