Security Advisory Messages

Darjeeling Travel Warning 

Following clashes in Darjeeling with the police on 12 June 2017, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called for a strike and indefinite shutdown of government offices within the area. During this ongoing incident between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and low enforcing agencies 1 died and several injured. Further protests followed and most hotels are now shut. If you’re planning to travel in the Darjeeling hills, follow local news and advice of the local authorities, and consult your travel company for security update.

Turkey Travel Warning
October 29, 2016
There are increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey. Visitors should avoid travel to southeast Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. The Governor of Ankara, acting under the authority of the recently-extended state of emergency, and on the basis of reported terrorist threats against cities in Turkey, has banned all demonstrations in Ankara province until November 30.

Syria Travel Warning
October 11, 2016
The security situation in Syria remains dangerous and unpredictable. Violent conflict between government and armed anti-government groups continues throughout the country. There is a risk for kidnappings, bombings, murders, and terrorism.

Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya - UN official
November 25, 2016
Myanmar wants to rid the country of its Muslim minority, a senior UN official tells the BBC. Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN refugee agency.