051916 – World Status Report

Avoid Nonessential Travel

U.S. Department of State

  • North Korea Travel Warning. The State Department strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement, which imposes unduly harsh sentences, including for actions that in the United States would not be considered crimes.

Take Enhanced Precautions


  • Yellow Fever in Angola. The Ministry of Health in Angola has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Luanda Province. The government of Angola requires all travelers older than 9 months to show proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival. In addition, CDC recommends that all travelers aged 9 months or older be vaccinated against yellow fever.


Zika News


  • Zika: The Basics and How to Protect Against it. A two page document with the basics about the Zika Virus and recommended prevention measures.
  • Zika virus advisory.  Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Grenada. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people.  For a list of all Zika virus travel notices by region, visit the CDC Zika travel information.
  • CDC recommends that travelers protect themselves from the Zika virus by preventing mosquito bites.  Sexual transmission of Zika virus from a male partner is possible, so travelers are also encouraged to use condoms or not have sex.  As more information becomes available, travel advisories will be updated. Please check the CDC Zika Virus webpage frequently for the most up-to-date recommendations.


United Nations

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.