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Essential insights about travel-alert
Travellers should be aware that May 1st is traditionally a time of protest especially in Europe.
Visitors to Israel and the West Bank are being urged to check their Polio vaccination status after the disease was detected in several locations.
The ongoing conflict in Syria is having a destabilising effect on neighbouring countries, especially Lebanon, Israel and Jordan.
Gunmen killed 10 people, including 9 foriegners, at a hotel in northern Pakistan on 25 June 2013, declaring it was in retaliation for the U.S. drone killing of their second-in-command.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel warning for eastern Sabah, and now says Do Not Travel to the region because of an incursion by armed intruders and an ongoing military operation to remove them.
A reminder to anyone undertaking a high altitude trek or ski excursion that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health. There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past year.
11/06/2012 - Myanmar president Thein Sein has declared a state of emergency in the country after sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims led to deadly riots.
There are travel warnings in place for Mali. In mid 2011 the Australian, British, New Zealand and US governments issued warnings advising against all travel to northern Mali.
Christmas and New Year is a time of celebration in many parts of the world, but sadly it is also a time perceived as a target for those with murderous intent.
27/04/2011 - The Middle Eastern country of Syria is in dire straits, with hundreds dead in weeks-long clashes - prompting foreign offices from around the world to warn against travel to the country, and urging citizens in the region to return home.
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