071416 – World Status Report

Avoid Nonessential Travel

U.S. Department of State

  • Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning.  The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime.
  • Bangladesh Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider carefully whether you need to travel to Bangladesh, in light of the latest attack in a series of extremist events.
  • Venezuela Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens that violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive, both in the capital Caracas and throughout the country. Security restrictions on U.S. government personnel may restrict the services the Embassy can provide.
  • Iraq Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited.

Take Enhanced Precautions


U.S. Department of State

  • Kenya Travel Alert. The State Department alerts U.S. citizens that the 14th session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya from July 17 – 22, 2016. As with all large events, there is the opportunity for criminal elements to target participants and visitors. Large-scale public events can also be a target for terrorists.

United Nations

International SOS Newsroom

  • Brazil Summer Travel Tips. Zika, Flu and opportunistic crime concerns for travelers ahead of summer trips.
  • Turkey Remains Low Risk Despite Bombings. “There has been an increase in attacks in Turkey over the past 12 months and the threat picture has changed, but not to the point where the risk of doing business in Turkey has increased,” said Julian Moro, regional security director for the Middle East; North, East and Southern Africa at International SOS.

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.