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Travel Advisory

Thailand Update: 07 February 2014

Since the start of November 2013, there have been a number of political demonstrations that have taken place in locations around Bangkok and other parts of Thailand. Travellers are advised to avoid all protest sites and surrounding areas, political rallies, marches and processions, political events and large-scale public gatherings due to the risk of further violence. World Expeditions continues to monitor the situation.

Lebanon Update: 31 March 2014

There has been tension in Beirut and Tripoli in recent months, including random explosions and violent demonstrations, with sporadic closure of the main road leading to the international airport in Beirut. Govt Travel Advices warn against travel to regions of the Bekaa Valley, where World Expeditions scheduled itineraries would visit, due to proximity to the Syrian border and ongoing tension in those regions. The ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria is having a destabilising effect on Lebanon and together with internal political and sectarian tensions there is potential for violent protests in any part of the country. All World Expeditions scheduled departures remain cancelled until further notice. 

Kenya Update: 31 March 2014

All clients visiting Nairobi and Mombasa are strongly advised to pay close attention to personal security at all times, heed the advice of local authorities, hotels and tour guides and avoid non-essential visits to large public places. You should avoid the central CBD area (World Expeditions does not stay at hotels in the central CBD) and low income areas of the city particularly Kibera, Mathare, Kasirani and Eastleigh. 

Govt Travel Advice warns not to travel to the border regions with Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the A2 highway north of Isiolo. None of these regions are visited on World Expeditions itineraries.  Our local partners and other tour operators in Kenya continue to host many visitors from around the world. There are no travel restrictions in place for Kenya overall. All World Expeditions trips to Kenya are operational as normal, as are transits through Nairobi to other East African countries. Following a major fire at Nairobi's JKIA international airport on 7 Aug 2013, an airport rebuild and upgrade is taking place. Visitors should expect some delays with arrival and departure procedures while this occurs. 

Egypt Update: 31 March 2014

As a result of ongoing political tensions in Egypt the security situation across the country remains unstable. Further violence and civil unrest as a result of ongoing demonstrations could occur without warning. Due to the potential for ongoing civil unrest, and Govt Travel Advice for Australia, UK, NZ, Canada and USA all indicating all but essential travel should be avoided, World Expeditions' scheduled departures to Egypt remain cancelled until further notice. 

Syria Update: 31 March 2014

Civil unrest continues to occur throughout Syria, affecting the entire country. Security along and entry / exit to/from any of Syria's borders or airports cannot be guaranteed. The Australian, UK, NZ & Canadian Government Travel Advices and the US State Department continue to warn against travel to all parts of Syria. In light of travel warnings that remain in place, World Expeditions’ scheduled departures to Syria have been cancelled until further notice.

Mozambique Update: 31 March 2014

Due to ongoing political unrest in the central province of Sofala, and recent violent clashes between the rebel Renamo group and government forces in the Inhambane province, World Expeditions itineraries passing through these areas of the country have been re-routed to avoid Mozambique. This is a temporary change at this stage and as soon as the country becomes more settled in these regions, original itineraries will be restored. Please refer to your trip notes for details.  



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