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Burundi

Burundi

Political Tension/Civil Unrest
The political and security situation in Burundi is volatile and unpredictable and could deteriorate with little warning.

Turkey

Türkiye

The security situation in the Middle East region is unpredictable and may become increasingly volatile.

Guinea

Guinea

Violent Crime
Violent crime is prevalent in Guinea, especially in Conakry. Armed robberies, assaults, carjackings, break ins and muggings are becoming increasingly common throughout the country, especially at night. Violent crime is sometimes carried out by individuals wearing police or military uniforms.

Maldives

Maldives

Civil unrest
Demonstrations and protests sometimes occur on Malé Island. In the past, some demonstrations have resulted in violence between police, military and demonstrators. 

Chile

Chile

Civil unrest
Protests and demonstrations occur regularly in Chile, particularly in central Santiago and other major cities. Dates of national significance such as 11 September (anniversary of the 1973 military coup), 18 October (anniversary of 2019 civil unrest), 29 March (anniversary of the Young Combatant) and 1 May (Workers’ Day) may be a focus for protesters and are often marked by demonstrations. Police may use tear gas and/or water cannons to disperse crowds.

The Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo

Violent Crime
Violent crime such as armed robbery and assault is an issue throughout the Republic of the Congo, particularly in rural areas. Street crime such as mugging and bag snatching also occurs, particularly in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. Foreigners may be specifically targeted due to their perceived wealth. We advise against travelling at night, alone or to isolated areas and recommend avoiding beaches in Pointe Noire.