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Saudi Arabia 4/17/2014 1:04:00 PM More cases of MERS-CoV (novel coronavirus) reported • • • • • • United States 4/16/2014 3:50:00 AM Mumps in Ohio • • • • • • Norway 4/18/2014 8:04:00 AM On Our Radar - Hepatitis A • • • • • • United States 4/17/2014 10:42:00 AM Measles in Washington state • • • • • • United Arab Emirates 4/18/2014 11:37:00 AM MERS-CoV cluster of cases in Al Ain • • • • • • Chile 4/16/2014 3:10:00 PM Potential health risk from fire, smoke in Valparaiso • • • • • • Malaysia 4/16/2014 1:45:00 PM On Our Radar - First imported case of MERS-CoV • • • • • • Philippines 4/16/2014 2:50:00 PM On Our Radar - First imported MERS-CoV case • • • • • • Tonga 4/16/2014 3:27:00 PM Chikungunya outbreak • • • • • • Nigeria 4/17/2014 4:26:00 AM Northern, central states: Attacks in Benue, Taraba underscore persistent threat of communal violence (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Brazil 4/16/2014 10:40:00 AM Urban areas: Avoid all protests against World Cup due to risk of unrest (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • India 4/17/2014 7:11:00 PM Expect heightened security, associated disruption nationwide during ongoing multi-phased general elections (Revised 19.11 GMT) • • • • • • Iraq 4/16/2014 8:38:00 AM Anbar province: Defer all travel as fighting, security incidents persist in several areas (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • Mali 4/16/2014 8:06:00 AM Northern regions: Rocket attacks in Kidal underline continued threat posed by Islamist militant groups (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • Greece 4/17/2014 4:41:00 PM Athens: Small explosion in Kifissia reminder of risks posed by anarchist attacks (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Venezuela 4/16/2014 8:12:00 AM Clashes during opposition rally in Caracas underline potential for unrest during related gatherings; continue to defer non-essential travel (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/18/2014 12:10:00 AM Avoid planned nationwide demonstrations by youth group on 18 April • • • • • • Egypt 4/18/2014 8:41:00 AM Clashes in Cairo, Zagazig, Suez underline potential for unrest during anti-government demonstrations (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Libya 4/18/2014 10:27:00 AM Tripoli: Reported abductions of Tunisian, Jordanian diplomats highlight HIGH travel risks, need for stringent security precautions (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Pakistan 4/18/2014 12:20:00 AM Localised unrest possible during nationwide protests on 18 April (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • China 4/16/2014 1:48:00 AM Guangdong province: Further demonstrations by striking factory workers possible in Dongguan; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/16/2014 1:48:00 AM Guangdong province: Further demonstrations by striking factory workers possible in Dongguan; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/16/2014 1:48:00 AM Guangdong province: Further demonstrations by striking factory workers possible in Dongguan; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Haiti 4/16/2014 2:46:00 AM Unrest during opposition protest underlines potential for disturbances during further related events • • • • • • Egypt 4/16/2014 7:13:00 AM Urban centres: Explosions in Giza underline growing militant threat • • • • • • South Sudan 4/16/2014 9:24:00 AM Lakes state: Fatal clashes in Rumbek East county underline risks posed by communal violence • • • • • • Cameroon 4/16/2014 12:58:00 PM Extreme North region: Clashes between army, Nigerian Islamist militants highlight need to avoid travel to border area with Nigeria • • • • • • Brazil 4/16/2014 1:38:00 PM Rio de Janeiro: Renewed clashes between squatters, security forces underline potential for further unruly protests • • • • • • Egypt 4/16/2014 3:11:00 PM Sharm al-Sheikh: Air Berlin suspends flights to resort city until 30 April • • • • • • Central African Republic 4/16/2014 3:36:00 PM Bangui: Armed attacks highlight volatility of security environment; essential travel can continue • • • • • • Cambodia 4/17/2014 7:14:00 PM Phnom Penh: Avoid demonstrations by garment workers during strike until 22 April (Revised 19.14 GMT) • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/16/2014 4:44:00 PM Beni (North Kivu): Homemade bomb attacks highlight volatile security situation; avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Jordan 4/16/2014 8:43:00 PM Border areas with Syria: Airstrike demonstrates persistent potential for security incidents, associated travel risks • • • • • • Nicaragua 4/16/2014 10:16:00 PM Suspicious death of foreign national highlights need for basic precautions against crime • • • • • • Algeria 4/18/2014 12:10:00 AM Fresh protests likely upon release of election results on 18 April; potential for unrest highest in Kabylie, Batna • • • • • • Israel 4/17/2014 12:26:00 AM Jerusalem: Clashes at Temple Mount complex underline need for caution at religious sites • • • • • • Pakistan 4/17/2014 2:14:00 AM Travel risks remain unchanged despite end of Taliban ceasefire • • • • • • Mexico 4/17/2014 4:12:00 AM Tamaulipas state: Continue to defer non-essential travel as violence persists; further incidents likely • • • • • • Korea, South 4/17/2014 4:20:00 AM Sinking of ship off south-western coast not indicative of major safety concerns over ferry travel • • • • • • Philippines 4/17/2014 5:07:00 AM Large crowds, associated security measures to disrupt travel during International Labour Day rallies • • • • • • Egypt 4/17/2014 6:32:00 AM Exercise caution, expect increased security around Coptic Christian facilities over Easter weekend • • • • • • Ethiopia 4/17/2014 6:56:00 AM Border areas with Sudan: Fatal attack on bus in Beneshangul-Gumuz region illustrates HIGH travel risks • • • • • • New Zealand 4/17/2014 8:15:00 AM Anticipate disruption in coming days due to passage of remnants of former severe tropical cyclone Ita • • • • • • Chile 4/17/2014 8:23:00 AM Santiago: Plan routes avoiding rally by student groups on 24 April • • • • • • Lebanon 4/17/2014 8:49:00 AM Beirut, other urban centres: Avoid vicinity of planned union-led demonstrations on 22, 29 April • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/17/2014 9:00:00 AM Anticipate disruption to overland travel during rally by main opposition party on 22-23 April; avoid associated demonstrations • • • • • • Algeria 4/17/2014 9:22:00 AM Tizi Ouzou: Plan routes avoiding rally on 20 April due to risk of localised unrest • • • • • • Burkina Faso 4/17/2014 9:58:00 AM Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso: Avoid vicinity of national electricity company offices on 29 April due to planned protests by civic group • • • • • • Indonesia 4/17/2014 11:06:00 AM Jakarta, urban centres: Large crowds, associated security measures to disrupt travel during International Labour Day rallies • • • • • • Guinea-Bissau 4/17/2014 12:22:00 PM Presidential run-off vote scheduled for 18 May; continue to monitor developments closely • • • • • • Egypt 4/17/2014 1:04:00 PM Cairo: Avoid demonstrations by opposition groups on 22, 26 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Mozambique 4/17/2014 2:01:00 PM Maputo: Armed raid at central hospital highlights increased impunity of city gangs • • • • • • Kenya 4/17/2014 2:07:00 PM Nairobi, Mombasa: Anticipate heightened security, exercise high levels of vigilance due to latent potential for militant attack over Easter • • • • • • Uganda 4/17/2014 2:33:00 PM Kampala: Exercise high levels of vigilance due to underlying threat of militant attack over Easter period • • • • • • India 4/18/2014 12:01:00 AM Jammu and Kashmir state: Avoid potentially unruly protests on 18 April in Kashmir valley over lease extension to army firing range (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Nigeria 4/18/2014 12:20:00 AM Expect heightened security, associated disruption during Easter holiday from 18 April-1 May • • • • • • Mozambique 4/17/2014 3:47:00 PM Recent abductions in Matola, Gaza province highlight continued risk of kidnap • • • • • • Tanzania 4/17/2014 3:50:00 PM Coastal regions: Maintain flexible itineraries, anticipate travel disruption during rainy season until May • • • • • • Tanzania 4/17/2014 3:57:00 PM Dar es Salaam: Armed bank robbery indicative of rising crime levels in commercial capital • • • • • • Thailand 4/18/2014 12:05:00 AM Bangkok: Anti-government marches to continue on 18 April; pro-government rally in Thawi Wattana cancelled • • • • • • South Sudan 4/17/2014 9:09:00 PM Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile states: Continue to stand-fast in conflict-affected areas as further violence likely • • • • • • Pakistan 4/18/2014 12:04:00 AM Baluchistan province: Exercise caution due to potential for unrest during shutdown strike on 18 April • • • • • • Ukraine 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Defer all travel to Donetsk, Luhansk regions due to volatile security situation (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • Egypt 4/18/2014 12:03:00 AM Cairo, Giza: Avoid vicinity of anti-government demonstrations on 18 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Libya 4/18/2014 12:01:00 AM Tripoli: Avoid protests against interim parliament on 18 April • • • • • • Brazil 4/18/2014 1:23:00 AM Bahia state: Police officers end work stoppage; continue to monitor situation, observe security precautions • • • • • • Thailand 4/18/2014 2:58:00 AM Bangkok: Authorities reportedly disrupt planned terrorist attack; expect heightened security in central areas • • • • • • Turkey 4/18/2014 5:37:00 AM Urban centres: Expect travel disruption on 1 May due to Labour Day rallies; Taksim Square in Istanbul possible location despite ban on gatherings • • • • • • Mali 4/18/2014 7:01:00 AM Northern regions: Kidnapped aid workers rescued near Timbuktu; abduction underscores persistent travel security risks • • • • • • Ukraine 4/18/2014 7:19:00 AM Restrictions reportedly imposed on entry of Russian nationals, residents of Crimea; continue to avoid travel to Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, regions • • • • • • Portugal 4/18/2014 7:46:00 AM Anticipate travel disruption, possible protests during planned nationwide rail strike on 8 May • • • • • • Norway 4/18/2014 8:07:00 AM Disruption to Norwegian Air Shuttle flights likely on 30 April if strike by cabin staff proceeds • • • • • • Tunisia 4/18/2014 10:12:00 AM Tataouine: Disruptive protests possible during oil workers' strike on 28-30 April • • • • • • Peru 4/18/2014 10:25:00 AM Arequipa, Moquegua departments: Monitor developments following significant increase in volcanic activity at Ubinas volcano • • • • • • United Kingdom 4/18/2014 12:19:00 PM London: Planned underground network strikes on 28-30 April, 5-8 May to cause disruption • • • • • •
 


Welcome to Tufts University Global Assistance Program

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.

Tufts University partners with International SOS, the leading medical assistance, international healthcare and security assistance company. Travel security services are provided by a joint venture of International SOS and Control Risks, the world's leading security risk management firm.

Take advantage of this powerful resource by calling an International SOS assistance center, which has physicians, multilingual coordinators, operations managers, logistics support personnel and medical and security professionals on hand to speak with you.

Also, prepare yourself by browsing through our various medical and security online tools and signing up for our alerts.

Through International SOS Emergency Record, you can safely and confidently store your vital personal health, vaccination and travel information securely online. That way you can access it anytime, anywhere. The information will be available to you and, with your consent, made available to International SOS medical staff to better assist you in the event of an emergency. The system also recommends appropriate vaccinations and sends you reminders when follow-up boosters are required.

Through International SOS MyTrips, you can log your travel details (flight itineraries, hotel reservations, car rentals).  Click here for instructions on how to log your trip through MyTrips.

NOTE: It is important to understand that although International SOS offers you travel, medical, and security advice and services, this is a travel assistance program only.  INTERNATIONAL SOS IS NOT HEALTH INSURANCE.  You must maintain your own health insurance plan with adequate coverage for medical expenses that may arise while you are overseas.  All medical emergencies and medical expenses incurred internationally should be reported to your health insurance plan promptly with follow-up claim submissions as appropriate.  Prepare yourself by reviewing reporting requirements and reimbursement provisions of your health insurance plan before you travel.

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