AMERICAS Argentina / Jamaica / Panama (Security threat levels –...
Indonesia (Security threat level – 4): On 26 April 2019, flooding occurred in Jakarta following heavy overnight rains that caused the Ciliwung River to overflow. The flooding primarily affected eastern and southern Jakarta, specifically the Lenteng Agung, Pengadegan, Srengseng Sawah, Rajawati, Cawang, Bidara Cina, Balekambang and Kampung Melayu areas. Approximately 1,500 people evacuated their homes. Traffic disruptions were also reported along Jl. Raya Kalibata, Jl. Dewi Sartika, Jl. Raya Condet and Jl. Raya Bogor roads.
Sri Lanka (Security threat level – 3): As of 25 April 2019, hundreds of Sri Lankan security forces have been deployed to search for six suspects wanted for their involvement in the 21 April bombings, as well as 140 people with ties to the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the attacks. Police officers have detained at least 76 people thus far. Religious leaders have canceled public prayer meetings for the weekend after intelligence officials warned of possible retaliatory attacks.
France (Security threat level – 3): As of 26 April 2019, “yellow vest” protests are expected to occur across France on 27 April for the 24th consecutive weekend. Organizers will hold the main demonstration in Strasbourg; the previous week’s protests took place in Paris. Protesters hope to revitalize the movement in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s speech and policy proposals after the end of his “Grand Debate.” French authorities have announced continued bans on demonstrations on Paris’ Champs-Elysées, at Place de l’Etoile and near the Élysée Palace, the National Assembly and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Officials have also banned protests in other parts of France, including the downtown areas of Evreux, Lyon, Rennes and Strasbourg.
Despite the bans, protests are likely to occur in the aforementioned cities. In Strasbourg, demonstrators intend to march from Parc de l’Étoile to the European District, which encompasses the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights. Demonstrations are also currently scheduled to occur in Arles, Besançon, Bordeaux, Evreux, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes and Toulouse.
Ireland / United Kingdom (Security threat levels – 2 / 3): Strong winds from Storm Hannah are expected to reach Ireland and the United Kingdom by the evening of 26 April 2019. Irish forecaster Met Éireann has issued a red weather alert — the highest on a three-tier scale – for wind in County Clare. The U.K. Met Office expects the storm to bring wind gusts of up to 90 kph as it moves across England and Wales. Flooding is not expected to occur, but power outages and disruptions to transportation services could take place.
Mozambique (Security threat level – 3): On 25 April 2019, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall near the city of Pemba in northern Mozambique as a Category 4 storm. Preliminary reports indicate that the storm destroyed 90 percent of residences on Ibo Island. It also downed trees and power lines, leaving Pemba without electricity. Early reports suggest that at least one person has been killed in Pemba. Kenneth, which has now weakened into a tropical depression, is forecast to bring 600 mm (24 in) of rain to Mozambique over the next 10 days as it moves northward to southern Tanzania.
Algeria (Security threat level – 4): On 25 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Algeria issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Location:
Democratic Republic Of The Congo (Security threat level – 5): On 26 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:
Serbia (Security threat level – 3): On 25 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:
Sri Lanka (Security threat level – 3): On 25 April 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) upgraded its travel advice to read in part as follows:
Sudan (Security threat level – 5): On 25 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Sudan issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:
Tanzania (Security threat level – 3): On 26 April 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Tanzania, which reads in part as follows:
Togo (Security threat level – 4):
On 25 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Lome issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows:
“Location: Land borders with Benin
Ukraine (Security threat level – 4): On 26 April 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev issued a Security Alert regarding an increase in bomb threats:
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.