Norwegian Parliament Stortinget in Oslo Norway
Norwegian Parliament Stortinget in Oslo Norway

Because of the deterioration of the safety scenario of Armenia on the border with Azerbaijan, the Norwegian Ministry of International Affairs has offered journey advisories for some components of Armenia.

By a press release issued on September 16, the Ministry additionally emphasised that over the past week, there have been army clashes in a number of locations in Armenia, particularly alongside the state border with Azerbaijan and the central and southern components of the border on the Armenian aspect, experiences.

In line with the Ministry, this example remains to be very unclear, and in response, it has set the next journey suggestions:

  • Advises in opposition to all journey to the areas of Syunik, Vayots Dzor and Gegharkunik
  • Advises in opposition to all journey to areas nearer than 5 kilometres from the worldwide border between Armenia and Azerbaijan

At the moment, the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is closed. Nonetheless, over the past 12 months, many instances of army clashes throughout the border have resulted in a number of deaths and casualties. On September 13, 2022, there have been experiences of army assaults in opposition to Armenian army targets in Jermuk, Vardenis, Sotk, Sisian and Kapan.

The Armenian authorities has lifted the state of army emergency declared in 2020 following the Nagorno-Karabakh battle. Nonetheless, areas round army bases and installations ought to nonetheless be prevented.

There are unmarked landmines in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, and Azerbaijan areas, {and professional} security recommendation must be taken.

As well as, petty crime, comparable to pickpocketing and automobile theft, is frequent, and warning must be exercised on trains to and from Georgia. Armenia is also called an lively earthquake zone the place landslides can happen.

Beforehand, Norway has lifted journey advisories to Egypt’s South Sinai Area, however the authorities nonetheless advises in opposition to journey to North Sinai and areas bordering Libya.

Because the Ministry explains, the journey recommendation for Egypt was additionally modified in 2019 as a result of excessive danger of terrorism and lack of social unrest in some components of the nation.

On this regard, the Ministry mentioned that the choice is nearly justified as a result of the safety scenario in Egypt is steadily enhancing.

As well as, the authorities in Norway have additionally eliminated recommendation in opposition to any journey to Sri Lanka that’s not strictly needed.

Contemplating that the state of emergency in Sri Lanka was lifted on August 18, now the safety scenario on this nation is extra secure.

However, the Ministry added that even supposing the safety scenario has improved within the nation, there are nonetheless challenges relating to the provision of gasoline and drugs in Sri Lanka.