020117 – World Status Report

Avoid Nonessential Travel

U.S. Department of State

  • Iraq Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq.
  • Libya Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.
  • Turkey Travel Warning. U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey. Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent threat of terrorism.

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  • U.S. Temporary Immigration Restrictions. Members traveling to and from the US should anticipate heightened security at airports and land border crossings nationwide following the signing of an executive order detailing new immigration procedures.

Take Enhanced Precautions


  • Avian Flu (H7N9) in China. Chinese health authorities have confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) since September 2016. CDC advises people traveling to China to avoid contact with poultry (including poultry markets and farms), birds, and their droppings and to avoid eating undercooked poultry. Infected birds that appear healthy may still be able to transmit this virus to humans.

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Recommended Reading / Viewing

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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.