040517 – World Status Report

Avoid Nonessential Travel

U.S. Department of State

  • Nigeria Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable.
  • Sudan Travel Warning. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens not to travel to Sudan.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the DRC.

Take Enhanced Precautions

U.S. Department of State

  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning. The State Department warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing threats from terrorist groups.

United Nations

Zika News


  • Zika Virus Advisory.  Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Argentina. 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 Virus – Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies.  Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects in babies.  The CDC has specific recommendations for travelers going to Zika impacted areas.
  • Zika in the U.S.

Recommended Reading / Viewing

Traveler Toolkit

  • Floods. Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on people. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.

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.