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South Africa 5/4/2015 8:16:00 AM Johannesburg: Reconfirm routes before setting out, anticipate further disruptive protests in coming days • • • • • • South Africa 5/6/2015 12:01:00 AM Cape Town: Avoid vicinity of rally on 6 May by workers union • • • • • • South Africa 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 5/6/2015 9:09:00 AM North Kivu: Fatal ambush of peacekeeping convoy near Beni highlights persistent lawlessness; avoid all travel to rural areas • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Sudan 5/4/2015 9:56:00 AM Measles outbreak • • • • • • Sudan 5/5/2015 12:37:00 PM Khartoum, urban centres: Anticipate further power cuts, related disruption in near term • • • • • • Sudan 5/6/2015 11:33:00 AM Explosions in Omdurman unlikely to presage wider travel security concerns • • • • • • Iraq 5/6/2015 6:35:00 PM Baghdad: Rocket strikes in, near International Zone underscore need to defer non-essential travel • • • • • • Burundi 5/6/2015 8:42:00 PM Defer non-essential travel until further notice due to likely further demonstrations, unrest (Revised 6 May) • • • • • • Burundi 5/6/2015 9:51:00 AM Burundi: Bujumbura: Minimise movement, be ready to stand fast as localised unrest resumed on 6 May • • • • • • Central African Republic 5/4/2015 12:11:00 AM Bangui: Expect heightened security, associated disruption during national forum on 4-11 May • • • • • • Rwanda 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Sierra Leone 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Brazil 5/5/2015 5:16:00 AM Rise in dengue cases • • • • • • Brazil 5/5/2015 12:09:00 AM Curitiba: Avoid further possible protests by teachers' union due to risk of further unrest • • • • • • El Salvador 5/4/2015 6:01:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Guatemala 5/4/2015 6:01:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Guatemala 5/5/2015 12:18:00 AM Solola, Totonicapan departments: Reconfirm status of routes due to potential for further road blockades, anti-government protests • • • • • • Honduras 5/4/2015 6:01:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Nicaragua 5/4/2015 6:01:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Peru 5/6/2015 6:15:00 AM Arequipa department: Avoid anti-mining protests in Islay province due to credible risk of unrest • • • • • • Venezuela 5/5/2015 1:55:00 PM Carabobo: Reconfirm status of routes due to potential for further protests on Pan-American Highway • • • • • • Egypt 5/6/2015 5:11:00 AM Urban centres: Explosion near shopping centre in Giza highlights persistent low-level militant threat • • • • • • Egypt 5/6/2015 12:19:00 PM Cairo: Arrests of police officers for erecting fake checkpoints, robbery highlight low-level corruption risks • • • • • • Lebanon 5/6/2015 3:37:00 AM Bekaa province: Clashes between Hizbullah, Syria-based militant group underscore need to avoid regions bordering Syria • • • • • • Afghanistan 5/4/2015 7:25:00 AM Kabul: Suicide bombing underlines persistent terrorist threat in capital (Revised 03.20 GMT) • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 5/4/2015 7:44:00 AM Travel risk rating raised to HIGH in Iraqi border regions due to comparative insecurity • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 5/5/2015 6:33:00 PM Yemeni border region: Cross-border mortar fire, closure of Najran Regional Airport highlight HIGH travel risk rating • • • • • • Israel 5/4/2015 10:07:00 PM Urban centres: Monitor developments following violent protests over alleged police brutality (Revised 22.05 GMT) • • • • • • Israel 5/4/2015 1:26:00 PM Golan Heights: Cross-border fire from Syria underscores need for enhanced security precautions in border areas • • • • • • Israel 5/5/2015 2:01:00 PM Jerusalem, West Bank: Recent security incidents point to persistent risks from potential communal violence • • • • • • Cameroon 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Ghana 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mali 5/6/2015 3:43:00 PM Mopti region: Clashes between soldiers, rebels in Ténenkou confirm uptick in insecurity, warrant extension of travel restrictions • • • • • • Mauritania 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mauritius 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • China 5/6/2015 2:45:00 AM Hong Kong: Expect further pro-democracy protests following election proposals; avoid all related demonstrations • • • • • • Nepal 5/6/2015 6:57:00 AM Earthquake aftermath: health implications • • • • • • Nepal 5/6/2015 7:19:00 AM Defer non-essential travel to areas worst affected by recent earthquake • • • • • • India 5/5/2015 1:36:00 AM Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal: Anticipate residual disruption in earthquake-affected areas • • • • • • India 5/6/2015 11:00:00 AM West Bengal: Expect travel disruption, tight security during prime minister's visit on 9-10 May • • • • • • India 5/6/2015 12:07:00 PM Chhattisgarh state: Defer non-essential travel to Dantewada district on 9 May due to disruption caused by prime minister's visit • • • • • • Philippines 5/5/2015 11:11:00 AM Luzon island: Monitor developments as Tropical Storm Noul approaches Cagayan Valley • • • • • • Korea, South 5/5/2015 12:09:00 AM Seoul: Anticipate, avoid further protests over proposed labour reforms, ferry sinking • • • • • • Papua New Guinea 5/6/2015 9:49:00 AM East New Britain province: Exercise caution as further aftershocks likely following strong earthquake • • • • • • Russia 5/6/2015 12:01:00 AM Moscow: Avoid unauthorised opposition rally on 6 May due to potential for localised unrest • • • • • • Russia 5/4/2015 11:19:00 AM Moscow, urban centres: Expect heightened security, travel disruption ahead of, on 9 May due to Victory Day events • • • • • • Chad 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Kenya 5/5/2015 1:39:00 PM Northern counties: fatal inter-communal attacks demonstrate HIGH travel risks, need for sensible journey management procedures • • • • • • Kenya 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Liberia 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Malawi 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mozambique 5/4/2015 7:37:00 AM Cholera outbreak • • • • • • Mozambique 5/5/2015 3:13:00 PM Central provinces: Renewed insurgency unlikely despite rejection of autonomy bill, threats from opposition • • • • • • Mozambique 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Niger 5/5/2015 5:30:00 AM Meningitis outbreak • • • • • • Nigeria 5/5/2015 5:43:00 AM Plateau state: Fresh communal violence underlines need to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Uganda 5/4/2015 11:39:00 AM Kampala: Monitor developments following reported opposition threat to disrupt voter registration • • • • • • Zimbabwe 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Colombia 5/5/2015 10:34:00 AM Norte de Santander: Leftist rebel attack on army base underscores risks posed by guerrilla activity • • • • • • Haiti 5/6/2015 12:01:00 AM Port-au-Prince: Avoid planned march against corruption on 6 May due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Yemen 5/4/2015 3:45:00 AM Humanitarian crisis • • • • • • Yemen 5/5/2015 9:52:00 AM Airstrikes continue despite shift in Saudi-led coalition military tactics; continue to defer all travel • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 5/5/2015 2:01:00 PM Jerusalem, West Bank: Recent security incidents point to persistent risks from potential communal violence • • • • • • Australia 5/5/2015 12:09:00 AM South-east Queensland: Residual disruption to persist following heavy rainfall, flooding • • • • • • Bahamas 5/6/2015 2:27:00 PM Fatal shooting of British national during armed robbery underscores crime risks, need for precautions • • • • • • Benin 5/6/2015 1:43:00 PM Cotonou: Avoid flashpoint areas as opposition protesters clash with police (Revised 13.42 GMT) • • • • • • United States 5/6/2015 8:17:00 PM Texas: Fatal shooting outside venue displaying cartoons of Islamic prophet underlines persistent terrorism risks • • • • • • Botswana 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Costa Rica 5/4/2015 6:01:00 AM Chikungunya in Central America • • • • • • Costa Rica 5/5/2015 8:25:00 AM San Jose: Airport reopens following volcanic activity; monitor developments • • • • • • Cuba 5/6/2015 12:01:00 AM Havana, other western areas: Expect flood-related disruption to overland travel in coming days • • • • • • Equatorial Guinea 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Gabon 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Germany 5/4/2015 12:11:00 AM Berlin: Avoid anti-immigrant rally, likely counter protests on 9 May • • • • • • Germany 5/4/2015 8:47:00 AM Reconfirm itineraries due to planned nationwide rail strike from 5 to 10 May • • • • • • Greece 5/6/2015 12:51:00 PM Korydallos: Avoid protests during trial of party activists on 7 May due to credible risk of clashes • • • • • • Guinea 5/6/2015 9:05:00 AM Conakry, other urban centres: Unrest likely during opposition demonstrations on 7, 11 May • • • • • • Guinea 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Italy 5/6/2015 12:01:00 AM Anticipate travel disruption on 6 May due to ongoing nationwide strike by fuel station operators • • • • • • Italy 5/6/2015 7:17:00 PM Reconfirm flight schedules on 7, 25 May due to national strikes • • • • • • Maldives 5/5/2015 12:09:00 AM Malé: Further opposition protests likely amid ongoing tensions over imprisonment of former president • • • • • • Micronesia, Federated States 5/5/2015 10:15:00 AM Yap state: Disruption likely due to passage of Tropical Storm Noul; maintain flexible itineraries • • • • • • Micronesia, Federated States 5/6/2015 1:23:00 PM Yap state: Expect residual disruption following passage of Typhoon Noul • • • • • • Mongolia 5/5/2015 10:57:00 AM Measles outbreak • • • • • • Namibia 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Lesotho 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mexico 5/4/2015 6:25:00 AM Chikungunya • • • • • • Mexico 5/5/2015 1:49:00 AM Jalisco, Colima states: Essential business travel can resume; maintain flexible itineraries due to potential for further clashes • • • • • • Swaziland 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Seychelles 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Tanzania 5/5/2015 12:21:00 PM Travel risks unchanged despite likely presence of low-level militant cell in north-east • • • • • • Tanzania 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Japan 5/6/2015 11:59:00 AM Kanagawa prefecture: Monitor developments, exercise caution following increased activity at Mt Hakone volcano • • • • • • Zambia 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 5/6/2015 2:45:00 AM Hong Kong: Expect further pro-democracy protests following election proposals; avoid all related demonstrations • • • • • • Madagascar 5/5/2015 5:53:00 PM Monitor developments, avoid potential protests by airport workers following change in management • • • • • • Madagascar 5/6/2015 10:03:00 AM Travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Macao, SAR 5/6/2015 2:45:00 AM Hong Kong: Expect further pro-democracy protests following election proposals; avoid all related demonstrations • • • • • • South Sudan 5/6/2015 12:42:00 PM Juba: Fuel shortages, reduced supply of basic goods necessitate robust logistical planning • • • • • •
 


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Rest assured that whenever you travel internationally or live abroad, Tufts University has a 24/7 resource on call, online and even on the ground to help with any medical, security and logistical questions, concerns and situations that may arise. So if you need a medical referral, lose your medication, seek pre-travel advice or experience a medical or security crisis, Tufts University has a fully integrated program in place so you receive the care and expertise that you need, whenever and wherever you need it.

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