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Fiji Cyclone - Travel Alert

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 17 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [158] | Comments [2]

After devastating Samoa, Cyclone Evan is now closing in on Fiji, touching the country's northern islands, and leaving thousands of people scrambling to find shelter from the oncoming assault. Evan is the first named cyclone of the South Pacific's ... Read more >

Tags: cyclone evan, fiji, travel-alert

South Pacific Cyclone - Travel Alert

SAMOA | Fri, 14 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [232]

A powerful cyclone in the South Pacific is battering Samoa, and is expected to hit Tonga on Saturday and Fiji on Sunday. Samoa Hit The strongest cyclone in 20 years hit Samoa on Thursday killing three people. After moving offshore briefly it has ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, natural disaster, samoa, tonga cyclone, travel-alert

Egypt Protest - Travel Alert

EGYPT | Mon, 10 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [264]

Visitors to Egypt, especially Cairo, are warned that a large protest is planned for Tuesday. As is usual, the focus of the protest will be Tahrir Square in central Cairo. Visitors should avoid the area, or proceed there with extreme caution. ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, mid-east, travel-alert

Philippines Typhoon - Travel Alert

PHILIPPINES | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2718] | Comments [2]

A last minute change of direction has saved the tiny Pacific nation of Palau from a direct hit by a category 5 "super typhoon". The worst was expected as the typhoon with winds of 250 km/h headed for the nation's islands. Meterologists expected much ... Read more >

Tags: hurricane, palau, philippines, south east asia, travel-alert

Phuket Accommodation Scam Alert

THAILAND | Fri, 30 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [496]

Tourists arriving in Phuket are falling victim to a widespread accommodation scam, according to travel industry sources. ETN Global Travel Industry News says new arrivals are "hijacked" by unscrupulous taxi drivers who take them to accommodation ... Read more >

Tags: phuket, scam, se asia, thailand, travel-alert

Cairo Protests - Travel Alert

EGYPT | Sat, 24 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2919]

Visitors to Cairo are advised to be alert to their safety after protests broke out is several parts of the city. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have begun a week-long sit-in in Tahrir Square, while thousands of opposing pro-government ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, mid-east, travel-alert

Gaza Strip/Israel Conflict Intensifies - Travel Alert

ISRAEL | Fri, 16 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3000]

The troubled Gaza strip is now considered to be a 'Do Not Travel' destination by both the British and Australian governments, following a series of deadly exchanges between Israeli forces and Palestinian group Hamas.  The death toll in Gaza has ... Read more >

Tags: gaza strip, israel, travel-alert, west bank

China Election - Travel Alert

CHINA | Wed, 7 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2654]

There's a security clampdown in Beijing ahead of this week's party congress where a new leadership will be chosen. The once-in-decade event is taking place in a climate of some political uncertainty. Consequently Chinese authorities are taking ... Read more >

Tags: asia, china, travel-alert

Rwanda Gorilla Trek - Alert

RWANDA | Fri, 2 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [435] | Comments [1]

Renewed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prompted officials to issue warnings to those trekking in the Volcanoes National Park in neighbouring Rwanda. If you plan on visiting the gorillas or hiking volcanoes you are advised ... Read more >

Tags: africa, democratic republic of congo, rwanda, travel-alert

Hurricane Sandy threatens U.S East Coast - Travel Alert

WORLDWIDE | Sun, 28 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3327]

UPDATED 11:00 AM AEDST 30/10/12 Hurricane Sandy - otherwise known as 'Frankenstorm' - is threatening at least 50 million people on the East Coast of the United States. The slow moving hurricane has grounded more than 8000 flights, knocked out power ... Read more >

Tags: hurricane sandy, travel-alert, usa

Sharm el-Sheik - Travel Alert

EGYPT | Wed, 24 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1450] | Comments [2]

Egyptian Security Forces in the Sinai – including south Sinai and Sharm al-Sheikh - are warning of an increased risk of terrorist attack during the Eid al-Adha holiday, October 25 - 29. Tourists travelling to Sharm al-Sheik are being advised ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, mid-east, travel-alert

Lebanon - Travel Alert

LEBANON | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [409]

The unpredictability of the security situation in Lebanon was in focus over the weekend following a car bombing and then a violent demonstration. People intending to travel to Lebanon are being urged to assess their personal safety situation and perhaps ... Read more >

Tags: lebanon, mid-east, travel-alert

Travel Alert - Overseas Tattoos

INDONESIA | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2202]

(Update: re-posting) Australian health officials are urging travellers to avoid getting tattoos in developing countries after it was reported a West Australian man contracted HIV after getting etched in Bali.  The man undertook a blood test ... Read more >

Tags: bali, health, travel-alert, travel-health

Greek Strike - Travel Alert

GREECE | Tue, 16 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2602]

A new general strike has been called in Greece for October 18 th and it is expected to cause widespread disruption to travel and the closure of many services. Be warned there may be violent protests in central Athens and in other major centres. ... Read more >

Tags: europe, greece, travel-alert

Bali Terror Alert

INDONESIA | Wed, 10 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2864] | Comments [2]

(UPDATE Oct 11th: Indonesian authorities have backed away from their earlier comments about there being a "specific" threat. They say they're still on high alert, but it doesn't sound as critical as first painted. The commemoration site is being put ... Read more >

Tags: bali, indonesia, travel-alert, travel-terror

Muslim Protests - Worldwide Travel Alert

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 17 Sep 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2927]

UPDATE (OCT 5TH): Protests involving Muslims outraged by a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed are continuing, with many becoming violent. Travellers should be mindful that many protests begin after midday prayers on a Friday. Some western nations have ... Read more >

Tags: africa, australia, europe, middle-east, protests, travel-alert

Bali - Increased Security

INDONESIA | Wed, 5 Sep 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1160] | Comments [1]

Hotels in Bali have been advised to increase security and be alert for potential terror activities. Tourism and hotel authorities said the heightened state of alert was a precautionary move following the arrest of members of a terror cell in Surakarta, ... Read more >

Tags: bali, indonesia, travel-alert

How To Survive A Hurricane

USA | Thu, 30 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3018]

What To Do Before, During & After A Hurricane Storm warnings & intensity There are two levels of alert for tropical storms, hurricanes and cyclones; 'watch' and 'warning'. WATCH : indicates a potentially destructive storm could strike your ... Read more >

Tags: hurricane, north america, travel-alert, usa

US Gulf States - Hurricane Isaac

USA | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [412]

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is intensifying and is expected to be named as Hurricane Isaac some time today, almost exactly 7 years after Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters are warning Isaac, a category 1 storm, and therefore ... Read more >

Tags: natural disaster, north america, travel-alert, usa

Philippines - Flood Alert

PHILIPPINES | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [355]

As Tembin moves away from Taiwan on Tuesday it will move closer to the Philippines. Although not expected to make landfall, the storm’s wide rain band is expected to bring more rain to the already water-logged north of the country. Two ... Read more >

Tags: natural disaster, philippines, south east asia, travel-alert

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