Author Archives: UT Dallas International Risk and Safety

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.

2018 Easter

The UK Government notes terrorists may target religious sites, including churches, and recommends vigilance over the Easter period for Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Germany,Italy, Kosovo, and France. Read recommended actions to be ready for an emergency.

032918 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State and the Government of UK recommend to avoid non-essential travel or all travel to areas of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Ecuador. The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Canada warn of risks of travel due to natural disasters or road safety to areas of Dominica, Puerto Rico, and Thailand. The Government of Canada and the UK warn of risks of travel due to terrorism or kidnapping to areas of Cameroon, Yemen, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Ecuador. The Government of Canada and the UK warn of risk of travel due to protests and demonstrations to areas of Sierra Leone, Chile, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israel, Nigeria, and France. On other risks, the UK government reports on the typhoid fever outbreak in Zimbabwe, and the need to buy tram tickets with other than cash in Amsterdam. International SOS advises business travelers planning to visit Russia on the need to be aware of the potential impacts and plan accordingly.

032318 – Protests and Demonstrations Advisory

Public protests and demonstrations are common, but even a peaceful protest or demonstration can become violent without warning. Learn about safety and security measures you can take before and during a demonstration abroad, and learn about the recent and upcoming protests and demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Lebanon, Panama, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste.

032218 – World Status Report

The UK Government reports on the situation in Bangladesh due to the Rohingya refugee crisis, gives recommendations on border crossing to Denmark from Germany or Sweden, reports on the extended state of emergency in Jamaica, warns about using the cable car in Chandragiri Hill in Nepal due to threats of violence, and notes the lifted state of emergency in Sri Lanka. The Government of Canada warns of the continuing threat of terrorism in Burkina Faso, and also warns against using the cable the cable car in Chandragiri Hill in Nepal. The CDC warns about a large ongoing outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil, and a Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa.

031518 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns of risk of travel to Eritrea and Bangladesh. The Government of Canada reports it is illegal to cover your face in France and heavy fines are involved for lack of compliance; and reports on the status and current risk of travel near the Maylon volcano in the Phillipines. The UK Governement warns of demonstrations in Turkmenistan due to Parlliamentary elections; informs about the opening of borders between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; notes that additional security personnel has been deployed in some areas in Sri Lanka due to the nationwide state of emergency; reports on the status of volcanic activity in Kyushu, Japan; warns about local attitudes on tattoos in Japan; and reports on the lysterosis outbreak in South Africa. GDACS reports on the potential impact of Tropical Cyclone ELIAKIM-18 in Madagascar.