AMERICAS Argentina / Jamaica / Panama (Security threat levels –...
Haiti (Security threat level – 4): On 10 February 2019, thousands of people staged anti-government gatherings in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti for the fourth consecutive day. In Port-au-Prince, protesters burned tires and erected barricades on a road near President Jovenel Moise’s residence in the Petionville neighborhood. There were also reports of clashes elsewhere in the capital, as protesters used burning tires to block roads and threw rocks at police officers. Thus far, a total of four protesters have been killed since the latest series of opposition demonstrations began on 7 February.
France (Security threat level – 3): On 9 February 2019, “yellow vest” protests continued for a 13th consecutive weekend in locations across France. Approximately 51,400 people participated in demonstrations nationwide, including approximately 4,000 people in Paris, the capital; transportation disruptions occurred when protesters blocked roads, including the Champs-Élysées. While the protests in Paris were mostly peaceful, clashes between protesters and police officers occurred when demonstrators attempted to break through barriers near the National Assembly. In addition, protesters in Paris also set fire to cars, motorbikes and trash bins and smashed shop windows; police officers responded with tear gas and batons. At least 17 people were arrested in Paris and several injuries were reported. In Bordeaux, at least eight police officers were injured after clashes broke out between protesters and officers. Protests also occurred in other French cities, including Marseille, Montpellier and Toulouse; there were no reports of significant violence at these gatherings.
Bangladesh (Security threat level – 4): On 11 February 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka issued a Security Alert for Bishwa Ijtema, which reads in part as follows:
Belgium (Security threat level – 3): On 8 February 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Belgium, which reads in part as follows:
Cameroon (Security threat level – 4): On 8 February 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Cameroon, which reads as follows:
“The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Limbe in Fako division (South West region) and against all travel to North West region and the rest of South West region; the town of Garoua in North region now falls within the area where the FCO advise against all but essential travel.”
Cameroon (Security threat level – 4) : On 8 February 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Cameroon to include the following:
Haiti (Security threat level – 4): On 10 February 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows:
South Africa (Security threat level – 4): On 8 February 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:
Security threat levels range from 1 (Very Low) to 5 (Very High) and are determined using a comprehensive system that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The primary factors used to determine a location’s security threat level are Armed Conflict, Crime, Demonstrations/Strikes, Ethnic/Sectarian Tensions, Graft/Corruption, Kidnapping, Political Instability, Government Restriction and Terrorism.