Author Archives: UT Dallas International Risk and Safety

071218 – Worldwide Caution

The U.S. Department of State updated on July 2, 2018 the Worldwide Caution alert. The update provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events, and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency.

070618 – Severe Floods in Japan

The International Center wants to offer our deepest sympathy to any of you who are affected by the severe floods in Japan. Evacuation advisories have been issued by local authorities due to heavy rains and flooding. International SOS recommends to defer non-essential travel to areas under evacuation order. Read for available resources for UT Dallas students on-campus, and UT Dallas travelers. Find as well recommendations from the CDC on how to stay safe before, during, and after a flood.

2018 Hajj, Umrah, and Ramadan

Read advice for safe and healthy travels to Muslim countries during the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages; to ensure a healthy, and productive month if observing Ramadan abroad; and recommended public and business etiquette tips if traveling to Muslim countries during Ramadan.

051718 – World Status Report

The CDC warns about the risks of the health infrastructure breakdown in Venezuela, and new cases of malaria in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The U.S. Department of State warns of risk of travel to Nicaragua due to crime and civil unrest. The CDC, the United Nations, WHO, and International SOS report on the recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The United Nations reports on the violent demonstrations in Gaza.

2018 Summer

The International Center wants to wish you a wonderful Summer. If you are traveling outside the U.S. read advice to keep yourself safe and healthy.

041218 – World Status Report

The government of Canada and the UK warn of the risk of kidnap in Cameroon, report on the temporary closure of the Island of Bocaray in the Philippines, and warn to avoid unnecessary travel on areas affected by Tropical Cyclone Keni in Fiji. The government of Canada warns of travel risks to Egypt due to the unpredictable security situation. The UK government warns of the risk of kidnap in Chad, warns of the risks of terrorism in Ecuador, and warns about unregulated adventure activities in Peru. The CDC reports an outbreak of measles in the Philippines and cases of Malaria in Waterberg, South Africa, and shares advise for travelers going to a country impacted by Yellow Fever. The UN highlights a worldwide initiative to improve road safety, and regional plan to bolster its response to the Venezuelans exodus.

040518 – World Status Report

The government of Canada warns about rising violent crime impacting foreigners in Angola. The UK government warns of the risks of kidnap for foreigners, government officials, and civilians in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lybia, Algeria, and Mauritania.