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Ecuador: Protests

There have been extensive protests across Ecuador since 3 October following new economic measures announced by the Government on 1 October. This has caused nationwide disruption, with demonstrations and road blockages in many provinces. A State of Emergency remains in place.

Typhoon Hagibis

Typhoon Hagibis is currently tracking towards the south-east of Japan and is currently forecast to make landfall as a Category 2 Typhoon from Saturday 12 October 2019 (local time). Typhoon Hagibis is predicted to bring heavy rain, flash flooding, and destructive winds which may reach speeds of over 154km/hr.  
New Zealanders in Japan are advised to follow the advice of local authorities including evacuation orders.

Egypt: Suspension of Flights

On 20 July British Airways announced that it was suspending its flights to Cairo for seven days as a security precaution. Lufthansa have announced similar measures for two flights. Other airlines may be affected. If you plan to travel to Egypt we advise you to contact your airline for further information.