Tag Archives: Philippines

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.

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.

030818 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State advises to reconsider travel to Cuba, and GOV.UK reports hotels in the central northern Cuban coast are starting to re-open. The CDC and GOV.UK report on the status of Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil. The CDC and WHO report on the Lassa Fever outbreak in Nigeria, and GOV.UK warns of potential attacks by armed gangs Abuja, Nigeria. The U.S. Department of State advises to reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, and the Government of Canada reports on the recent attacks in Ouagdougou, Burkina Faso. The Government of Canada and GOV.UK advise additional precautions for travel to Playa del Carmen, Mexico after an explosive device detonated and injured passengers in a ferry, and another device was found in another ferry. The Government of Canada and GOV.UK report on increasing inter-communal and religious tensions in the Ampara and Kandy districts in Sri Lanka. Other countries with identified risks are: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, New Caledonia, Maldives, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Papua New Guinea, and Philippines.

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.

080217 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Somalia, Venezuela, Republic of South Sudan, Philippines, Mali, North Korea, Jordan, and Egypt. The CDC reports on Yellow Fever in Brazil; Polio on Nigeria, the DRC, and Syria; Dengue in Sri Lanka, Measles in France and DRC; Chickenpox in Pakistan. The United Nations report concerns of unrest in Mauritania. Read as well health and safety recommendations on Hot Weather, Traveling with Medications, and more in the Recommended Reading / Viewing section of this post.

011817 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Kenya and Somalia. The CDC shares recommendations for travelers celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras outside of the U.S., and for travelers planning to go to Zika endemic countries in Southeast Asia. International SOS shares the article “Safe travels: Don’t leave home without plans for an emergency”.

010417- World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Philippines, Venezuela, Ukraine, Egypt and Jordan. International SOS raises its Turkey Travel Alert from LOW to MEDIUM. WHO highlights Road Safety and Safe Food While Traveling.