Tag Archives: Syria

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.

101917 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mauritania. The CDC updates the Plague in Madagascar travel notice and reports on Malaria in Italy. International SOS warns on the plague outbreak in Madagascar and shares an article on study abroad programs in Europe.

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.

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.

Missile strikes in Syria

International SOS (ISOS) recommends to continue to avoid travel to Syria following U.S. strikes, and notes there is no immediate impact on travel to other regional countries.  Read recommendations for UT Dallas travelers.

032217 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State warns about risks for travel to Cameroon, Syria, Mauritania, and Afghanistan. International SOS shares about the UK restrictions on electronic items in hand luggage from select in-bound airports.

101216 – World Status Report

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) warns about risks for travel to Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. DOS alerts travelers to the South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season. The UN reports on the cholera situation in Haiti, concerns about large-scale violence in DR Congo and Myanmar. The CDC shares advise on how to prevent the spread of Zika after international travel and how to minimize your risk of being injured in a car crash while you travel. International SOS weighs on the benefits of flu vaccination. UT Dallas offers flu vaccination resources to employees and students.