Travel Alerts

Hong Kong: Protests

14 August 2019 – There have been a series of demonstrations and protests against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong, beginning early June 2019. Protestors have disrupted train services, roads, and airline services and have clashed with police.

United States of America: California Earthquake

9 July 2019 – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest south of Death Valley (southern California). There are reports of building fires and damaged roads and there are warnings significant aftershocks could occur.

Italy: Stromboli eruption

4 July 2019 – A series of volcanic eruptions on the Italian island of Stromboli have caused tourists to evacuate. The volcano began pouring out lava and volcanic rocks, and filled the sky with volcanic ash at approximately 2.45 am Thursday 4 July 2019 (NZST).

Japan: Torrential rain in Kyushu

4 July 2019 – A torrential rain warning has been issued for Western Japan, with people urged to evacuate to protect themselves against life threatening disasters.

India: Mumbai monsoon

3 July 2019 – Torrential rain is flooding streets and damaging buildings in Mumbai and nearby cities. Officials have requested people stay indoors and have closed schools and government offices.

Papua New Guinea: Mt Ulawun and Manam eruptions

2 July 2019 – Two volcanos have erupted in Papua New Guinea, destroying buildings, blocking roads, and covering nearby towns in hazardous ash. Flights have been disrupted due to the ash clouds.

Indonesia, Bali: Mt Agung erupts

27 May 2019 – Mt Agung in Bali erupted at approximately 11.30 pm Friday 24 May 2019 (NZST), spilling out lava and stones, and covering nine villages in thick ash. The volcanic ash caused several flights to and from Bali to be delayed or cancelled, however, some airlines are operating as usual.

Sri Lanka: Easter Sunday bombings

23 April 2019 – At least 290 people have been killed and others have been seriously injured in a coordinated series of suicide bombing attacks at churches and hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, from 3.15pm on Sunday 21 April (NZST).

Philippines: Luzon earthquake

23 April 2019 – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon at 5.00pm Monday 22 April 2019 (local time).

Mozambique, Milawi & Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai

20 March 2019 – Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city, on 15 March (NZST). It has brought continued torrential rain and winds of up to 177 km/h to Mozambique, Milawi and Zimbabwe, causing extensive flooding, destroying buildings, washing away roads and cutting power to the city.