030316 – World Status Report

Avoid Nonessential Travel

U.S. Department of State

  • Algeria Travel Warning. The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to the Kabylie region and remote areas of southern and eastern Algeria.
  • Turkey Travel Warning. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. Given the recent terrorist attacks and increased threats from international and indigenous groups, U.S. citizens should exercise caution when traveling throughout the country.

Take Enhanced Precautions


  • 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio 2016). The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. The Paralympic Games is scheduled for September 7 to September 18, 2016. If you plan to travel to Brazil for the Olympics or Paralympics, follow CDC’s recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy.

U.S. Department of State

  • Tunisia Travel Alert. The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel to Tunisia and recommends that U.S. citizens in Tunisia maintain a high level of vigilance following the February 19 U.S. airstrike targeting a Tunisian terrorist facilitator at a terrorist training camp in Libya near the Tunisian border.
  • Mali Travel Warning. This Travel Warning informs U.S. citizens that the Department of State has terminated Authorized Departure status for Embassy Bamako, thereby allowing the return of non-emergency personnel and dependents who had previously departed Mali. The Department of State nevertheless continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Mali.

United Nations

  • Ukraine: growing despair among over three million civilians in conflict zone – UN report. According to OHCHR, many homes have been damaged and looted. Local administrations are not functioning, and access to basic public services is, at best, limited. Water and food are expensive and difficult to acquire. Freedom of movement is severely hampered by check points with, at times, hundreds of vehicles waiting to cross the contact line and passengers forced to spend the night in freezing temperatures.

Zika News



  • New Pregnancy Management during the Zika virus epidemic. The guidance aims to reduce the risk of maternal Zika infection and to help manage potential complications during pregnancy to give both mothers and their babies the best possible health outcomes.
  • Zika virus and potential complications. Find latest news, situation and response, research and development and resources and publications on the Zika virus.

Lifted Risks

U.S. Department of State

  • Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson Regarding End Of Enhanced Ebola Screening. While we are eliminating Ebola entry screening requirements for travelers from West Africa, CBP personnel, in accordance with standard operating procedures, will continue to observe all travelers entering the United States for overt signs of any illness, and address and refer the case appropriately, in coordination with the CDC

The risk information in this report is retrieved from U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other professional sources as listed in the post. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the revision date (mmddyy) of this report, printed on the title of the post, and go to the direct sources listed for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this report may change without prior notice.