Category Special Reports

100118 – Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

The International Center wants to offer our deepest sympathy to any of you who are affected by earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. International SOS recommends to defer all non-essential travel to affected areas in the coming days. The situation remains fluid and the authorities are currently faced with limitations in fully assessing the extent of the damage and disruption. Read for available resources for UT Dallas students on-campus, and UT Dallas travelers.

080918 – Natural Disaster Advisory

Natural disasters occur all over the world and cannot be anticipated. Setting up risk mitigation measures is a best practice that should be applied in every trip. In this post you will find general safety advise and natural disasters events reported this week.

080618 – Earthquake in Indonesia

The International Center wants to offer our deepest sympathy to any of you who have been affected by the recent earthquake in Indonesia. Read for available resources for UT Dallas students on-campus, and UT Dallas travelers. Find as well safety recommendations from the CDC on earthquakes.

080218 – Protests and Demonstrations Advisory

Public protests and demonstrations are common, but even a peaceful protest or demonstration can become violent without warning.  Read about recent reports of public protests and demonstrations in various countries and about safety and security recommendations to help you mitigate risk before and during a demonstration abroad.

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.