ASIA China (Security threat level – 3): On 23 November...
Bolivia (Security threat level – 3): On 10 November 2021, widespread protests and traffic disruptions continued during the third consecutive day of a nationwide strike initiated by labor unions to protest new legislation critics claim centralizes power within the ruling Movement for Socialism party. In the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, demonstrators clashed with security personnel and erected barricades on multiple roads. Roadblocks were also reported in the cities of Cobija, Cochabamba, Jarija, and Potosí. Additional protests are planned for 11-12 November, including a 24-hour labor strike set to occur in Sucre, the capital of Chuquisaca department, on 12 November. Strike organizers, who are demanding better government services and oppose the new federal legislation, stated that they plan to block all entries and exits to and from the city and called for government employees to participate in the strike. Additionally, a protest march is expected to begin at 1500 local time (1900 UTC) on 12 November.
India (Security threat level – 3): As of 1430 local time (0900 UTC) on 11 November 2021, Tropical Cyclone Four was located approximately 1,330 km (825 mi) southwest of Kolkata, and was moving west-northwest at 15 kph (9 mph), according to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center. At that time, Tropical Cyclone Four was generating maximum sustained winds of 65 kph, with gusts of up to 83 kph. On its current forecast path, the storm is expected to make landfall near Chennai during the evening of 11-12 November. As a precaution, authorities suspended arrival flights at Chennai International Airport (VOMM/MAA) during 1300-1800 local time due to strong winds and heavy rainfall. However, several airlines, including IndiGo and Vistara, warned that additional delays and cancellations remain possible.
Haiti (Security threat level – 4): On 10 November 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert regarding the deteriorating security situation in Haiti, which reads in part as follows: “The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to make plans to depart Haiti now via commercial means. U.S. citizens should carefully consider the risks of traveling to or remaining in Haiti in light of the current security situation and infrastructure challenges. Widespread fuel shortages may limit essential services in an emergency, including access to banks, money transfers, urgent medical care, internet and telecommunications, and public and private transportation options. The U.S. Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti with departure if commercial options become unavailable. Seats on commercial flights currently remain available. Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis. ”
Poland (Security threat level – 2): On 10 November 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw issued a Demonstration Alert regarding Independence Day, which reads in part as follows: “Event: Multiple scheduled demonstrations, marches, and rallies will take place in downtown Warsaw on Thursday, November 11, 2021, during Polish Independence Day. Additional events are expected in other cities throughout Poland. Previous Polish Independence Day demonstrations, marches, and rallies have seen a turnout of approximately 100,000 people. Expect heavy traffic congestions throughout Warsaw, as well as road closures and parking difficulties. Events are expected to take place as early as 8AM and last until 10PM.
“In the past, there have been reported incidents of violence associated with some of these demonstrations. At some demonstrations minorities were harassed. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution and avoid areas where demonstrations are active.
“Below is a summary of known events in Warsaw and the locations involved:
“14 Kobiet z Mostu
“Gather at Roman Dmowski Roundabout, walk along Aleje Jerozolimskie, the Charles de Gaulle roundabout, and the Prince Józef Poniatowski Bridge, ending on the grounds of the PGE Narodowy Stadium. (Between 10:30AM and 5PM)
“Stowarzyszenie Marsz Niepodleglosci
“Speculated to follow the same route as in previous years, which is the same route as the 14 Kobiet z Mostu event. (Between 1PM – Unknown)”