Avoid Nonessential Travel
U.S. Department of State
- Kenya Travel Warning. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border areas of Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. U.S. citizens should also be aware of potential terrorist threats and the high risk of crime throughout the country.
Take Enhanced Precautions
- Skin Cancer Awareness. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Read recommendations to lower your skin cancer risk.
- Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Hand, foot, & mouth disease spreads easily. Practice good hygiene to help reduce the risk of infection.
U.S. Department of State
- Mali Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mali of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence in Mali. This Travel Warning is being updated to notify U.S. citizens that on July 1, 2016, the Department of State ordered the departure of eligible family members 21 and younger and authorized the departure of their accompanying adult parents from the U.S. Embassy in Bamako.
- Laos Travel Alert. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel in parts of Laos because the security situation remains unstable.
- Nicaragua Travel Alert. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens about increased government scrutiny of foreigners’ activities, new requirements for volunteer groups, and the potential for demonstrations during the upcoming election season in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is conducting Presidential and National Assembly elections on November 6, 2016.
- Terror attacks “more likely to happen” as ISIL space is reduced. “Because of the reduction of territory of Daesh for example… you can see really the change in the method means now we have much more terrorist attacks outside the territory of Daesh and unfortunately it is what could probably happen.” – Jean-Paul Laborde, Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
- Cyclone NEPARTAK-16 China (277.8km/h). Tropical Cyclone NEPARTAK-16 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.
- Doubts Buzz Around Rio Olympics. “Crime is among the top two or three concerns, along with Zika and the general preparedness of infrastructure and venues in Rio.” – Abbott Matthews, an analyst at IJET International. “Visitors should avoid walking around beautiful Rio de Janeiro while carrying valuable items — such as iPads, smartphones or expensive watches — and they should not wander around impoverished parts of the city.” – Debora Rocha, regional security manager at International SOS.
- What happens if you fall ill at 35,000 ft? If a passenger falls ill at 40,000 feet there is a good chance the aircrew will call the ER doctors in Phoenix, Arizona. The Doctors here diagnose patients they never see or speak too and have to make the call whether or not to divert a plane, so the passenger can get appropriate medical treatment on the ground. Watch full City in the Sky: Airborne episode.
- Zika virus advisory. Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Anguilla. 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.
- Zika Update Podcast: A Summary of the Outbreak.
- Men can help protect their families and future from Zika. CDC Director Blog.
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.