Mozambique (Security threat level – 4): At approximately 1950 local time (1750 UTC) on 5 December 2022, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) suspended all of its scheduled flights due to aircraft breakdowns and ongoing repairs. All LAM flights scheduled for the remainder of the day have been rescheduled. It remains unknown whether flights remain suspended as of 6 December, but additional cancellations are possible. LAM has advised passengers with flights scheduled in the coming days to monitor the status of their flights for any updates regarding cancellations or delays.
Honduras (Security threat level – 4): On 5 December 2022, Honduran lawmakers approved President Xiomara Castro’s partial state of emergency declaration to combat gang activity in neighborhoods of the capital Tegucigalpa and in the northern city of San Pedro Sula. The state of emergency, which is scheduled to be in effect from 6 December 2022 to 6 January 2023, will limit constitutional freedoms such as the rights to assemble and to move freely, and will also allow law enforcement personnel to exercise emergency powers to prosecute and detain suspected criminals involved in gang-related activities with minimal due process. The state of emergency declaration follows a recent increase in reported extortion cases targeting public transportation vehicle drivers perpetrated by members of the MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs in Honduras’ main cities.
Greece (Security threat level – 2): On 5 December 2022, protesters marched in the northern city of Thessaloniki following a police-involved shooting that left a teenager critically wounded. Demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and other projectiles at police officers and vandalized shops in the city center. In response, the officers fired tear gas and used stun grenades to disperse the crowd. Authorities arrested and detained at least six people following the clashes. Earlier in the day, approximately 100 people belonging to the Roma minority blocked roads near the Ippokrateio General Hospital in Thessaloniki, where the victim — a member of their community — is receiving medical treatment. Police officers on a motorcycle patrol shot the teenager during a pursuit that occurred in the early hours of 5 December after he reportedly fled a gas station without paying a bill of 20 euros (21 U.S. dollars).
Thailand (Security threat level – 3): On 6 December 2022, a roadside bomb exploded in the Sadao district of southern Songkhla province – near the northern Malaysian border. The blast occurred approximately 200 m (655 ft) from the site of a previous explosion that occurred on 3 December and damaged a section of railroad track. The explosion killed at least three people and wounded four others. Investigators believe that the second bomb was placed in the area at the same time as the first device. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, several Islamist terrorist organizations have waged a low-level insurgency in multiple provinces in southern Thailand since 2004.