Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

062917 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) warns about risks for travel to Ukraine, Burundi, Algeria, Iraq, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Chad. DOS also alerts to the Hurricane and Typhoon Season. The CDC updates the MERS in the Arabian Peninsula advisory, and alerts about a chickenpox outbreak in Pakistan. The CDC shares recommendations for Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia, and how to identify symptoms of heat related medical conditions and recommendations to avoid the heat.

041917 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Pakistan, the Gaza Strip, Niger, and Kenya. The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela warns about a city wide march in Caracas, recent protests have encountered strong policy/security force presence and the use of tear gas and rubber bullets. The CDC updates the Yellow Fever in Brazil travel notice and shares recommendations for travel during Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia, and traveling during natural disasters.

040517 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Nigeria, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Saudi Arabia. The CDC reports Zika Virus in Argentina, shares recommendations for pregnant women to protect themselves against Zika and reports on Zika impact in the U.S. The UN reports on rising numbers for civilian deaths in DR Congo. The CDC adds safety tips to their current resources on floods.

090916 – World Status Report

WHO and the CDC share new guidance on prevention and information on sexual transmission of Zika, including information for the LGBT Community. WHO shares information on mosquito borne diseases and warns about the high rate of STI transmission. The U.S. Department of State warns of risks of travel to Eritrea, and the U.S. Embassy of Port-au-Prince warns about a spate of express kidnappings. International SOS issues an advisory to members ahead of Hajj. WHO certifies Sri-Lanka malaria free.

080316 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns of travel to Nigeria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. The WHO restates advice for pregnant women on Zika and shares the latest report on the Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola. The CDC updates the Zika virus advisory for 51 countries, announces mosquito transmission detected in Florida in the U.S, and provides guidance for travelers and how to prevent Zika at home.

Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world. It draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world, and more than 11,000 Americans make the pilgrimage each year. This year, Hajj will take place from approximately September 09–14, 2016 and will see triple digit temperatures. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year but is likely to be more crowded during the month of Ramadan (approximately June 5 to July 5, 2016). Read recommendations for travelers.

061516 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Lybia and risks of travel to Haiti. The CDC releases advisories on Yellow fever and Measles. The CDC shares guidelines for outdoor activities and Zika, and WHO Emergency Committee releases new information on Zika.