ASIA China (Security threat level – 3): On 23 November...
Peru (Security threat level – 3): On 1 November 2021, the government extended existing coronavirus-related restrictions until 14 November. All incoming travelers are required to obtain a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Peru. Additionally, all foreign nationals who have traveled from or transited through South Africa within 14 days of their planned travel to Peru are banned from entering Peru, while Peruvian nationals and residents who have traveled to South Africa are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to Peru. Under Peru’s tier-based restrictions, the country is divided into high and moderate groupings. Under the high tier — which includes the Chanchamayo, Chincha, and Sullana regions – a nightly curfew is in effect from 2300 to 0400 local time (0400-0900 UTC). Meanwhile, under the moderate tier — which includes all remaining regions — a nightly curfew is in effect from 0200 to 0400 local time.
Afghanistan (Security threat level – 5): At approximately 1300 local time (0830 UTC) on 2 November 2021, gunmen attacked the Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in the capital Kabul. The assault began when a suicide bomber targeted the hospital before an unknown number of gunmen entered the facility and engaged in a gunbattle with Taliban security forces. Reports indicate that at least 19 people were killed and approximately 50 more suffered injuries. There has so far been no claim of responsibility for the attack, although witnesses allege the gunmen were Islamic State militants.
Thailand (Security threat level – 3): On 1 November 2021, authorities introduced new coronavirus-related quarantine requirements. Under the measures, vaccinated travelers arriving from low-risk countries where they have resided for 21 consecutive days or more are exempt from quarantine but are required to spend one night in a designated hotel while results of their on-arrival RT-PCR test are processed. Unvaccinated travelers must spend 10 days at a government-designated “Alternative Quarantine” hotel. Additional details regarding required travel documents as well as the list of low-risk countries are available here.
South Sudan (Security threat level – 5): On 2 November 2021, an Antonov-26 cargo aircraft operated by Optimum Aviation crashed shortly after departure from Juba International Airport (HJJJ/JUB) in the capital Juba. The aircraft was en route to deliver fuel to Maban county in Upper Nile State, located in northeastern South Sudan. Five crew members, including two Russian nationals, died in the crash. Authorities have opened an investigation into the cause of the crash.
Ecuador (Security threat level – 3): On 2 November 2021, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for Ecuador, which reads in part as follows:
“Flight restrictions from Europe have been lifted. Passengers arriving from all countries require a PCR test taken up to 72 hours before flying and is required for everybody over 5-years of age to enter Bolivia. On arrival you must quarantine for 10 days, and pay for a PCR test on the 7th day of quarantine. Tourists must show proof of medical insurance that will cover the cost of COVID treatment.”
Haiti (Security threat level – 4): On 1 November 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert regarding potential gang activity, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has received information that some Haitian gangs may demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, November 2, using similar tactics as those used by the violent group Phantom 509. These tactics consist of deploying riders on motorcycles to move rapidly around Port-au-Prince attacking Government of Haiti equipment and buildings. While it is uncertain if these events will materialize, please avoid all unnecessary travel. The security situation continues to be highly unpredictable.”
Nicaragua (Security threat level – 4): On 1 November 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Managua issued a Security Alert regarding upcoming elections, which reads in part as follows: “On Sunday, November 7, Nicaragua will hold national elections throughout the country. We anticipate a large presence of security forces throughout the country that weekend, including an increased number of police checkpoints. Large gatherings may occur that could disrupt normal traffic patterns or create other unforeseen complications. Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy will be restricting some movement for our personnel, including prohibiting travel outside of Managua, beginning Friday, November 5 through at least Sunday, November 7.”