Europe Travel Alert

Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

The U.S. State Department has issued an Europe Travel Alert.  U.S. citizens are alerted to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threatsRead full travel alert.   Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend UT Dallas travelers to:

Verify that the phone, and e-mail in your MyTrips profile in International SOS and Concur profile will help UT Dallas reach you in case of emergency

Register your UT Dallas related travel itinerary, including all side trips in International SOS and print your ISOS card.

In case of emergency, contact local assistance services and International SOS. If you have specific safety concerns, contact local law enforcement authorities.

Stay connected and aware of current developments

  • Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) if a U.S. Citizen.  Report with your home country embassy at your destination if not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Monitor your UT Dallas email address for travel updates from ISOS and UT Dallas.
  • Monitor the media and local developments closely and follow any instructions or advice issued by the local authorities.

Be prepared

  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Carry a valid passport and visa with you at all times and review or create an emergency communication plan.
  • Avoid large crowds, crowded places, and demonstrations.  Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.
  • Be aware of immediate surroundings and exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation.

Sources

U.S. Department of State Europe Travel Alert

We wish you safe travels.

The risk information in this report is retrieved from the listed sources. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the publication date of this post, and go to the direct sources listed above for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this post may change without prior notice.