On July 28, that the US Department of State was revoking transgender individuals’ passports following travelers’ .
The Chinese state media has denounced the detainment of Meng and has called the United States a “despicable rogue,” accusing the US of trying to weaken one of China’s best-known companies and, as a result, hinder China’s growth in the international technology community. In addition, the Chinese government summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released.
Cats, dogs, rabbits, turtles, and other household pets are often considered part of the family in many cultures. Taking a beloved pet on vacation or moving abroad with your pets can be stressful for humans and animals alike. Policies regulating entry of animals vary from country to country and can be difficult to navigate.
Prior to traveling internationally, it is best practice for individuals to visit a travel medicine specialist at least four to six weeks before their departure date to ensure that there is enough time to develop immunity from vaccines and ensure that any medications have enough time to become effective.
WorldAware’s Americas team is watching events in Argentina, which is seeing a sharp increase in the frequency and intensity of disruptive protests and labor strikes.
In the Europe and CIS region, WorldAware is closely monitoring events ahead of the Ukrainian presidential election, scheduled for March 31, 2019. Recent incidents suggest that Moscow could be attempting to pressurize Ukrainian voters to elect an administration more amenable to Russian interests.
In WorldAware’s Africa region, we have been monitoring sweeping changes in Ethiopia following Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s election in April.
In the Middle East, WorldAware is following events in Iran, where - after prodding from Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab allies the US renewed sanctions in August. The decision came fewer than three months after President Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal.
In the Asia-Pacific Region, Afghanistan will continue to face a heightened threat of militant violence, and political and civil unrest into 2019.