New Year's Eve 2019: celebrations around the world – live news

New Year's Eve 2019: celebrations around the world – live news


Follow all the celebrations as the clock strikes midnight and countries see out 2019 and welcome in the twenties

1.58pm GMT

London is also gearing up for its NYE celebrations. Police have warned people not to attend the celebrations on the river Thames without a ticket, urging them to watch from home or attend other events in the city. The fireworks display on the river is sold-out, with more than 100,000 tickets sold.

At midnight we’ll welcome a new decade and once again show the world that London will always be open. Here’s to kicking off 2020 filled with hope and opportunity in the world’s greatest city! #LondonIsOpen #LondonNYE pic.twitter.com/7ouFjQGfPU

In #London for #NewYearsEve?

Going to the fireworks display? Check https://t.co/Cseg8MqznD
️ Don’t have a ticket? Watch it from the comfort of your own home
Most bars and clubs are ticketed
Wrap up warm
Plan your journey
Keep a close eye on your belongings pic.twitter.com/7o5jXQS6BQ

Planning to see in the New Year tonight?

Our public transport is free from 23:45 on New Year’s Eve until 04:30 on New Year’s Day.

Check your travel.https://t.co/9OWxCi4riB pic.twitter.com/VZrVL7hMt6

1.49pm GMT

As part of our ‘the world in 2020’ series, Guardian reporters are looking ahead to the coming year.

Lily Kuo in Beijing reports on how the Chinese government will seek to boost nationalist sentiment by blaming foreign influences, while the Guardian Middle East correspondent, Martin Chulov, writes about how US isolationism is leaving the region on the edge. You can read the series here.

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