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In the coming month of travel, there are numerous events around the world that could cause disruptions and obstructions. Image: Adobe Stock / KI

There could be disruptions in July

Whether it’s elections, public holidays or demonstrations, be prepared for travel disruptions in July 2024.

Anniversaries, election dates and local events can lead to restrictions and disruptions for tourists. Numerous events are scheduled for June 2024.

For travellers, it is good to know in advance which worldwide dates have the potential for disruption. In collaboration with International SOS, we compile the current upcoming dates and events on a monthly basis.

Anniversaries and public holidays with potential for disruption:

  • 1 July 2024 Emancipation Day - Netherlands
  • 1 July 2024 Anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • 1 July 2024 Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence of West Papua - Indonesia. This day commemorates the proclamation of the independence of the Republic of West Papua in 1971
  • 1 July 2024 Day of the handover of RONPhos - Nauru. If this public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is declared a public holiday.
  • 1 July 2024 Foundation day of the CCP - China. Increased security and localised traffic disruptions near important government buildings likely.
  • 4 July 2024 House of Commons election United Kingdom. Political rallies and demonstrations possible before and after the elections.
  • 6 July 2024 Independence Day - Malawi
  • 6 July 2024 - 17 July 2024 Muslim New Year - Islamic countries. Large gatherings in mosques. The date may vary depending on the visibility of the moon.
  • 7 July 2024 Parliamentary elections - second round - France. Demonstrations and rallies and associated disruptions are to be expected around the elections.
  • 9 July 2024 Independence Day - South Sudan. Increased security measures and associated disruptions are to be expected on this day.
  • 12 Jul 2024 «Twelfth» parades in Northern Ireland - United Kingdom, Belfast. Public holiday in Northern Ireland. Schools and most shops are closed. In the larger cities, marches and occasional clashes are to be expected. «Twelfth» parades are held by loyalist (pro-union) groups in major cities. Rallies are planned at 18 locations, with almost 600 marching bands taking part.
  • 13 July 2024 Kashmir Martyrs' Day - Pakistan. Demonstrations are expected in the capital Islamabad to commemorate the anniversary of the murder of 22 Kashmiris in 1931.
  • 15 July 2024 - Presidential and parliamentary elections in Rwanda.
  • 16 July 2024 - 17 Jul 2024 Ashura (Tenth day of Muharram) - Iran. The date may vary depending on the visibility of the moon.
  • 19 July 2024 Martyrs' Day - Myanmar. On this day, large numbers of people usually gather to commemorate the assassination of independence hero Aung Sang. However, since the military takeover in 2021, large gatherings are less likely. Nevertheless, increased tensions are to be expected.
  • 25 July 2024 - 27 July 2024 Anniversary of the national uprising - Cuba. Commemorative events may take place in Santiago de Cuba (Santiago de Cuba province), including in the former Moncada barracks, as well as in the capital Havana.
  • 26 July 2024 - 8 September 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympics Paris 2024 - France, Paris.
  • 28 July 2024 Birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn - Thailand. Celebrations are planned in Buddhist temples throughout the country and in public squares in the capital.
  • 28 July 2024 - Presidential elections in Venezuela. Rallies and demonstrations are to be expected in connection with the elections, which may lead to disruptions

Guideline ISO 31030:2021 Travel Risk Management | International SOS (Kopie)

The International SOS Foundation has published a white paper on the ISO 31030 guidelines for travel risk management. The white paper specifically addresses the legal situation for Swiss companies.

The travel risk management sector has evolved significantly in recent years, primarily due to complex health and safety incidents. These developments have necessitated regulatory changes and increased the need for a significant response.

Here you can find the Whitepaper.