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Niger 5/21/2015 4:12:00 AM Meningitis outbreak • • • • • • Solomon Islands 5/21/2015 7:28:00 AM On Our Radar - Zika virus • • • • • • Korea, South 5/22/2015 5:34:00 AM Cases of MERS-CoV • • • • • • Qatar 5/21/2015 9:55:00 PM On Our Radar: MERS case in a camel farm employee • • • • • • Nigeria 5/22/2015 10:42:00 AM On Our Radar - Lead poisoning in Niger state • • • • • • Thailand 5/22/2015 1:24:00 AM Bangkok: Avoid possible commemorative events on 22 May due to risk of disturbances • • • • • • Bangladesh 5/22/2015 12:08:00 AM Dhaka: Avoid pro-government student rally on 22 May • • • • • • Algeria 5/20/2015 12:00:00 PM Ghardaia province: Monitor developments following further clashes between youths, security forces (Revised 20 May) • • • • • • Chile 5/21/2015 12:11:00 AM Valparaíso city: Plan routes bypassing planned student rally on 21 May • • • • • • Turkey 5/22/2015 4:04:00 AM Adana, Mersin: Explosions highlight ethnic, political tensions as parliamentary polls approach (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • India 5/20/2015 12:08:00 AM India-administered Kashmir: Plan road travel factoring closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway until 22 May for repair work • • • • • • Burundi 5/21/2015 6:46:00 PM More fatalities following further anti-government protests in Bujumbura; continue to defer travel • • • • • • Paraguay 5/20/2015 3:26:00 AM Anticipate disruption, avoid all demonstrations during indefinite nationwide anti-government protest campaign • • • • • • China 5/20/2015 5:24:00 AM Sichuan province: Expect heavy security presence in Linshui following clashes over railway project • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 5/20/2015 5:24:00 AM Sichuan province: Expect heavy security presence in Linshui following clashes over railway project • • • • • • Macao, SAR 5/20/2015 5:24:00 AM Sichuan province: Expect heavy security presence in Linshui following clashes over railway project • • • • • • United Kingdom 5/20/2015 6:10:00 AM Expect disruption to rail services during 24-hour nationwide strike from 25 May • • • • • • Colombia 5/20/2015 8:34:00 AM Puerto Gaitan: Monitor developments due to potential for further unrest around foreign-owned oilfield • • • • • • Algeria 5/20/2015 9:37:00 AM Kabylie region: Fatal security force operations in Bouira province highlight persistent risks from militant activity (Revised 21 May) • • • • • • South Sudan 5/20/2015 10:00:00 AM Palouge, Upper Nile: Relocate to Juba at first opportunity due to rebel advance, limited travel options • • • • • • Burkina Faso 5/20/2015 10:53:00 AM Ouagadougou: Avoid rally by civil society groups on 23 May as security precaution • • • • • • Nigeria 5/20/2015 12:44:00 PM Kogi state: Kidnapping of Sri Lankan national underscores need for stringent security precautions • • • • • • Libya 5/20/2015 2:48:00 PM Tripoli: Mass abduction of Tunisians, temporary kidnap of Briton underline need to defer all travel • • • • • • Israel 5/20/2015 5:23:00 PM Jerusalem: Fatal security incident underscores persistent risks from potential communal violence • • • • • • Peru 5/20/2015 11:35:00 PM Arequipa department: Anticipate, avoid further protests over copper mining project in coming days • • • • • • Mexico 5/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Guerrero state: Fatal shoot-out between criminal groups in Tlacotepec underscores HIGH travel risks • • • • • • Sri Lanka 5/21/2015 2:50:00 AM Northern province: Further disturbances possible after protest over rape case turns violent in Jaffna • • • • • • Germany 5/21/2015 10:04:00 PM Rail travel disruption to normalise after union strike called off • • • • • • India 5/21/2015 5:14:00 AM India-administered Kashmir: Expect, avoid separatist events related to Martyrs' Week until 24 May • • • • • • Greece 5/21/2015 7:14:00 AM Athens: Avoid planned anti-austerity rally in city centre on 23 May due to potential for localised unrest • • • • • • Nigeria 5/21/2015 8:38:00 AM Abuja: Exercise caution in Wuse 2 area following fatal clashes between police, illegal oil marketers • • • • • • Germany 5/21/2015 9:36:00 AM Dresden: Avoid anti-immigrant rallies, likely counter-protests on 25 May, 1 June due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Burundi 5/21/2015 10:12:00 AM Bujumbura: Minimise movement, be ready to stand fast as further unrest likely in city centre • • • • • • Pakistan 5/22/2015 1:26:00 AM Sindh province: Avoid protests by political party from 22 May as security precaution • • • • • • Nigeria 5/21/2015 7:43:00 PM Ado Ekiti: Curfew imposed after rioting in market areas; exercise caution in coming days (Revised 19.43 GMT) • • • • • • Indonesia 5/21/2015 11:24:00 AM Indonesia, Malaysia: Expect, avoid demonstrations at Myanmar diplomatic missions in coming days • • • • • • Malaysia 5/21/2015 11:24:00 AM Indonesia, Malaysia: Expect, avoid demonstrations at Myanmar diplomatic missions in coming days • • • • • • South Sudan 5/21/2015 11:58:00 AM Upper Nile state: Further fighting anticipated in, around Melut; relocate nearby staff to Juba • • • • • • Bulgaria 5/22/2015 1:39:00 AM Dimitrovgrad: Plan routes avoiding farmers protest on 22 May • • • • • • Ethiopia 5/21/2015 1:08:00 PM Alleged Ethiopian military incursion into Kenyan territory unlikely to escalate travel security risks near shared border • • • • • • Kenya 5/21/2015 1:08:00 PM Alleged Ethiopian military incursion into Kenyan territory unlikely to escalate travel security risks near shared border • • • • • • Kosovo 5/21/2015 2:07:00 PM Pristina: Anticipate, avoid further protests over status of ethnic-Albanian detainees • • • • • • Australia 5/21/2015 2:33:00 PM Threatening letter does not represent increased travel risk to Indonesian nationals • • • • • • Nigeria 5/21/2015 2:46:00 PM Anticipate travel disruption due to oil workers strike, fuel shortages • • • • • • Angola 5/21/2015 3:18:00 PM Luanda: Shooting of Chinese nationals during armed robbery attempt highlights need for precautions against violent crime • • • • • • Lebanon 5/21/2015 3:34:00 PM Syrian border areas: Army intensifies shelling of militant hideouts; defer all travel • • • • • • Ghana 5/21/2015 5:10:00 PM Accra: Avoid vicinity of political party offices in Asylum Down area due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Tajikistan 5/22/2015 12:12:00 PM Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO): Tajik government suspends travel ban on foreigners; continue to avoid non-essential travel (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Pakistan 5/22/2015 12:05:00 AM Lahore, urban centres: Avoid the vicinity of demonstrations related to nationwide protest campaign from 22 May over judicial decision • • • • • • United Kingdom 5/21/2015 9:02:00 PM Expect normal rail services on 25 May after unions suspend strike • • • • • • Denmark 5/21/2015 11:41:00 PM Denmark, Norway, Sweden: Reconfirm Scandinavian Airlines flights due to Norwegian pilots' strike • • • • • • Norway 5/21/2015 11:41:00 PM Denmark, Norway, Sweden: Reconfirm Scandinavian Airlines flights due to Norwegian pilots' strike • • • • • • Sweden 5/21/2015 11:41:00 PM Denmark, Norway, Sweden: Reconfirm Scandinavian Airlines flights due to Norwegian pilots' strike • • • • • • Peru 5/22/2015 3:10:00 AM Anticipate, avoid further protests over copper mining project during multi-departmental strike on 27-28 May • • • • • • Ukraine 5/22/2015 4:08:00 AM Kyiv: Further demonstrations over economic grievances likely; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Indonesia 5/22/2015 4:42:00 AM Aceh province: Clashes between gunmen, security forces in Pidie underline potential for low-level violence • • • • • • China 5/22/2015 6:39:00 AM Southern provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries as heavy rainfall causes flooding, associated travel disruption • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 5/22/2015 6:39:00 AM Southern provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries as heavy rainfall causes flooding, associated travel disruption • • • • • • Macao, SAR 5/22/2015 6:39:00 AM Southern provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries as heavy rainfall causes flooding, associated travel disruption • • • • • • Chile 5/22/2015 6:56:00 AM Santiago Metropolitan Region: Reconfirm status of Pan-American Highway due to potential for roadblocks • • • • • • Peru 5/22/2015 6:56:00 AM Lambayeque department: Clashes in Chiclayo underline potential for disturbances associated with sugar plant workers strike • • • • • • Yemen 5/22/2015 7:17:00 AM Reported shelling of international aid office in Hajjah province underlines need to defer all travel • • • • • • Spain 5/22/2015 8:22:00 AM Madrid: Avoid vicinity of anti-austerity rallies on 23, 29 May as routine security precaution • • • • • • Malaysia 5/22/2015 10:39:00 AM Revelation of kidnap plot highlights low but credible threat from Islamist militant groups • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 5/22/2015 1:39:00 PM Al-Qatif district: Expect heightened security following fatal bombing in mosque in al-Qadeeh village (Revised 13.38 GMT) • • • • • • India 5/22/2015 11:07:00 AM Rajasthan state: Expect disruption to rail services due to ongoing protest campaign by Gujjar community • • • • • • South Africa 5/22/2015 11:36:00 AM Johannesburg: Shoot-out in Sandton area highlights incidental risks of crime • • • • • • Yemen 5/22/2015 12:29:00 PM Sanaa: Bombing reported at al Sayyah mosque in Shuub district; minimise non-essential movement • • • • • • China 5/22/2015 1:04:00 PM Hong Kong airport: Cathay Pacific staff end strike; further industrial action planned in August • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 5/22/2015 1:04:00 PM Hong Kong airport: Cathay Pacific staff end strike; further industrial action planned in August • • • • • • Macao, SAR 5/22/2015 1:04:00 PM Hong Kong airport: Cathay Pacific staff end strike; further industrial action planned in August • • • • • • Thailand 5/22/2015 1:10:00 PM Monitor developments following postponement of general elections • • • • • • Kenya 5/22/2015 2:26:00 PM Somalia border areas: Security forces clash with militants near Garissa town; incident underlines HIGH travel risks • • • • • • India 5/22/2015 2:26:00 PM Nagaland: Imposition of curfew in border areas underscores persistent risk from militant activity • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 5/22/2015 2:44:00 PM Yemeni border region: Fatal cross-border rocket fire in Assir highlights HIGH travel risk rating • • • • • • Uganda 5/22/2015 2:52:00 PM Mbale district: Assassination of cleric by alleged rebels unlikely to signal renewed campaign, increased risk to travellers • • • • • • India 5/22/2015 4:18:00 PM Kolkata: Plan itineraries accounting for taxi strike on 26 May • • • • • • Nigeria 5/22/2015 4:32:00 PM Rivers state: Monitor developments, avoid gatherings linked to local government elections on 23 May • • • • • • South Sudan 5/22/2015 5:23:00 PM Unity state: Fresh clashes between rebels, government forces underline volatile security situation; avoid all travel • • • • • • Burundi 5/22/2015 6:42:00 PM Bujumbura: Minimise movement, avoid city centre following fatal grenade attack • • • • • •
 


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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