102616 – World Status Report

Avoid Nonessential Travel

U.S. Department of State

  • Ethiopia Travel Warning. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ethiopia due to ongoing unrest that has led to hundreds of deaths, thousands of arrests, as well as injuries and extensive property damage, especially in Amhara and Oromia States.
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, activities of armed groups, and violent crime. We urge U.S. citizens who are currently in CAR to consider departing.

Take Enhanced Precautions


Outdated transport strategies can lead to increased road traffic deaths and injuries.  Read as well the following relevant post on: Road Safety.

U.S. Department of State

  • Turkey Travel Warning.  The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey. U.S. citizens should avoid travel to southeast Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country.

Zika News


  • Zika virus advisory.  The CDC has provided an update on the current travel notices for Zika virus infectionLocal 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.

Lifted Risks

U.S. Department of State

  • The Bahamas Travel Warning. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens that Hurricane Matthew has passed through The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Embassy has resumed normal operations.

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.