Author Archives: UT Dallas International Risk and Safety

021518 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about the severe drought in Cape Town, South Africa. The CDC reports on the Listerosis outbreak in South Africa and shares recommendations to stay safe and healthy during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The UK and Canadian governments warn about potential attacks during Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago; also report on the need to have caution in the Amhara and Oromia regions in Ethiopia due to violent demonstrations. The UK government and GDACS report on the widespread damage of Hurricane Gita in Tonga. The Canadian government warns of risk of travel to Colombia and Cameroon. The UK government warns of risk of travel to Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone and shares an LBGTQ advisory for Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. The United Nations report on the conflict in Syria. International SOS shares essential tips for healthy and safe Chinese New Year celebrations.

020818 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Maldives. GDACS and the UK foreign travel advice service report on the impact of the earthquake in Taiwan. The UK foreign travel advice service alerts for risks for travel to Indonesia, Anguilla, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The CDC shares recommendations on how to stay safe and healthy in Winter.

020118 – World Status Report

The UK government updates advice on laws and local attitudes on LGBT for Swaziland, and advises caution when near police stations in Colombia. The CDC reports about Malaria in Brazil and Yellow Fever in Nigeria. International SOS shares a report on types of risks encountered by business travelers.

012518 – World Status Report

The CDC updates the Yellow Fever in Brazil travel notice and reports on Measles in Serbia.

011218 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State releases an updated Worldwide Caution, and an updated Travel Advisory system. The CDC releases a Measles Advisory for several countries and shares advise for Cold-Weather Travel and Flu Prevention.

010418 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Pakistan, Haiti and Honduras, and releases an updated Worldwide Caution notice. The CDC reminds travelers of the risk of travel to areas affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean, shares a Measles advisory for England and Greece, and shares travel health tips for travelers to the Winter Olympics, Lunar New Year, and the Carnival and Mardi Gras. The CDC also reports on the containment of the plague outbreak in Madagascar. The United Nations calls for restraint on violent dispersion of protests in Kinshasha, DRC. GDACS reports on the impact of the Tropical Cyclone AVA-18 in Madagascar.

113017 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Central African Republic and Saudi Arabia, releases an updated Europe Travel Alert. The CDC reports on Mumps in New Zealand, and shares travel advise for travel to Carnival and Mardi Gras, Lunar New Year, and the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games. WHO shares the latest situation report on Plague in Madagascar.