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Lithuania

Lithuania

On 24 February 2022, Lithuania declared a State of Emergency in response to Russian military action in Ukraine and Belarus. Currently, it has been extended until 2 May 2023, for the areas bordering Russia and Belarus. Rules relating to the State of Emergency may change at short notice.

You are required to carry photo identification at all times when traveling in Lithuania and must present your ID to law enforcement officers when requested.

Cambodia

Cambodia

Violent crime
Violent crime is common in Cambodia, and foreigners have been the target of sexual assault and robbery. Robbery by bag-snatching from passing motorcycles or tuk-tuks is prevalent in cities and towns and can result in injury.

Senegal

Senegal

Casamance region
The security situation in the Casamance region (between the border area of the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau) of Senegal is highly unstable. Armed bandits operate in the area and have been known to ambush cars and buses resulting in injuries and death. There are also continuing clashes between the Senegalese Army and armed separatists groups in the region, despite violence waning after a ceasefire agreement in 2014.

Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste

Crime
There are occasional incidents of assault and other crime in Timor-Leste, including in Dili. Foreigners may be targeted for robbery because of their perceived wealth. Gang-related violence can occur, and in the past has included stone throwing at vehicles.

Kenya

Kenya

Terrorism
There is a heightened risk of terrorism throughout Kenya. The Somalia based terrorist group Al Shabaab has carried out a number of past attacks in Kenya and continues to publicly threaten to carry out further attacks. Credible information indicates that Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, coastal areas of Kenya, Naivasha and Nanyuki.