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Medical & Security Alerts
Solomon Islands 4/27/2015 11:50:00 AM On Our Radar - Zika virus • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/26/2015 12:07:00 PM North Kivu: Kidnapping incidents highlight persistent threat; avoid all travel to rural areas • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/27/2015 10:24:00 AM Moanda: Exercise caution in coming days as further unrest over reported killings possible • • • • • • Sudan 4/27/2015 12:11:00 AM Darfur: Security incidents around Nyala underline persistent lawlessness, EXTREME travel rating • • • • • • Iraq 4/27/2015 11:10:00 AM Iraq, Jordan: Suicide attacks at Tarbil/Karameh border crossing underline intent of Islamist militants to target Jordan • • • • • • Burundi 4/27/2015 9:59:00 AM Bujumbura: Minimise movement on 27 April due to ongoing demonstrations; credible risk of unrest • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/25/2015 7:44:00 AM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Brazil 4/26/2015 6:40:00 AM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil: Reconfirm flight schedules as volcanic eruption significantly disrupts air travel in region • • • • • • El Salvador 4/25/2015 5:43:00 PM Frequent fatal attacks by gang members underscore need to strictly avoid public transport • • • • • • Nicaragua 4/25/2015 2:23:00 AM North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region: Reconfirm routes, avoid likely protest roadblocks in Puerto Cabezas area • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 4/25/2015 10:57:00 AM Arrest of suspect in fatal shooting of police officers highlights latent threat of terrorist activity • • • • • • Israel 4/26/2015 1:30:00 PM Tel Aviv: Explosion in Givatayim area criminally motivated, does not indicate increased risks to travellers • • • • • • Cameroon 4/26/2015 10:44:00 AM North region: Killings, kidnappings in border area with CAR underscore HIGH travel risks, need for stringent security precautions • • • • • • China 4/27/2015 12:07:00 AM Tibet Autonomous Region: Disruption to travel, essential services to persist following fatal earthquake • • • • • • Nepal 4/27/2015 12:29:00 AM Earthquake aftermath: health implications • • • • • • Nepal 4/27/2015 12:09:00 PM Defer all travel after large earthquake causes extensive damage, significantly disrupts travel, essential services • • • • • • India 4/25/2015 12:49:00 PM Manipur: Anticipate heightened security, disruption in Naga-majority districts during 48-hour shutdown strike from 28 April • • • • • • India 4/25/2015 9:18:00 PM India-administered Kashmir: Expect further disruptive demonstrations over arrest of separatist leader • • • • • • India 4/27/2015 1:24:00 AM Bihar, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal: Reconfirm status of routes as disruption persists following fatal earthquake • • • • • • India 4/27/2015 7:29:00 AM Delhi: Avoid vicinity of union rally in central areas on 28 April • • • • • • Korea, South 4/25/2015 5:08:00 PM Seoul, urban centres: Avoid all demonstrations during indefinite strike by trade unions (Revised 27 Apr) • • • • • • Ukraine 4/27/2015 12:13:00 AM Kyiv: Avoid ongoing protest by coal miners as security precaution; large rallies planned from 27 April • • • • • • Ukraine 4/25/2015 1:39:00 AM Odessa: Expect heightened tensions ahead of critical anniversary on 2 May; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Indonesia 4/27/2015 5:37:00 AM Expected execution of Australian nationals on 29 April, associated tensions unlikely to affect travellers • • • • • • Pakistan 4/27/2015 7:21:00 AM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Anticipate travel disruption following heavy rains; further forecast rainfall, strong winds likely to exacerbate conditions • • • • • • Liberia 4/25/2015 6:40:00 AM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Mozambique 4/26/2015 11:16:00 AM Maputo: Abduction of Sierra Leonean businessman highlights need for sensible precautions to mitigate kidnap threat • • • • • • Niger 4/27/2015 4:13:00 AM Meningitis outbreak • • • • • • Nigeria 4/27/2015 3:05:00 PM Taraba: Night-time curfew imposed following release of results • • • • • • Togo 4/25/2015 3:57:00 AM Lomé, major cities: Monitor developments as localised unrest possible following presidential election • • • • • • Yemen 4/26/2015 2:25:00 PM Airstrikes continue despite shift in military tactics by Saudi-led coalition; continue to defer all travel • • • • • • Argentina 4/26/2015 6:40:00 AM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil: Reconfirm flight schedules as volcanic eruption significantly disrupts air travel in region • • • • • • Australia 4/25/2015 3:59:00 AM Ross River fever surges to highest level for 20 years • • • • • • Australia 4/27/2015 4:03:00 PM Expected execution of Australian nationals in Indonesia unlikely to spark unrest • • • • • • Belgium 4/27/2015 9:50:00 AM Brussels: Avoid demonstration outside Congo (DRC)'s embassy on 30 April • • • • • • United States 4/27/2015 8:27:00 AM Baltimore: Avoid any further protests over recent death of man in police custody • • • • • • Chile 4/26/2015 6:40:00 AM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil: Reconfirm flight schedules as volcanic eruption significantly disrupts air travel in region • • • • • • Estonia 4/26/2015 12:01:00 AM Tartu: Avoid planned rally over excise tax on 1 May • • • • • • Gabon 4/27/2015 11:38:00 AM Libreville: Anticipate unrest, disruption due to protests during funeral of opposition leader on 28-29 April • • • • • • Germany 4/27/2015 12:13:00 AM Dresden: Avoid anti-immigrant rally, likely counter-protest on 27 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Germany 4/27/2015 9:33:00 AM Berlin: Avoid planned Labour Day rallies on 30 April, 1 May as precaution • • • • • • Guinea 4/25/2015 7:40:00 AM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Guinea 4/27/2015 8:35:00 AM Conakry: Avoid opposition protests on 30 April due to risk of unrest, particularly in northern suburbs • • • • • • Malaysia 4/27/2015 12:23:00 PM Arrests, alleged plot to carry out attacks in Kuala Lumpur, nearby areas underscore low but credible risk of terrorism • • • • • • Italy 4/27/2015 7:00:00 AM Arrests of terror suspects in security operation underline authorities' counter-terrorism capabilities • • • • • • Marshall Islands 4/27/2015 8:13:00 AM On Our Radar - Chikungunya • • • • • • Jordan 4/27/2015 11:10:00 AM Iraq, Jordan: Suicide attacks at Tarbil/Karameh border crossing underline intent of Islamist militants to target Jordan • • • • • • Thailand 4/25/2015 10:53:00 PM Southern provinces: Bombings in Yala underscore risks from separatist insurgency • • • • • • Portugal 4/26/2015 5:49:00 PM Reconfirm TAP Portugal flights during pilots' strike on 1-10 May • • • • • • Tunisia 4/25/2015 8:31:00 AM Kasserine province: Fatal clash in mountainous area underlines continued threat of Islamist militancy, need for caution (Revised 25 Apr) • • • • • • Uruguay 4/26/2015 6:40:00 AM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil: Reconfirm flight schedules as volcanic eruption significantly disrupts air travel in region • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/27/2015 12:07:00 AM Tibet Autonomous Region: Disruption to travel, essential services to persist following fatal earthquake • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/27/2015 12:07:00 AM Tibet Autonomous Region: Disruption to travel, essential services to persist following fatal earthquake • • • • • • Cook Islands 4/27/2015 7:34:00 AM Chikungunya • • • • • •
 


Welcome to Emory University's International Assistance Program

International SOS provides Emory's students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally on Emory business or sponsored programs with international medical, security and travel assistance, managed and administered by International SOS. International SOS is the world's largest medical and security assistance company, with more than 6,000 professionals in 24-hour Assistance Centers, international clinics and remote-site medical facilities across five continents. International SOS is the leader in its field, ready to help you with all of your medical and security needs.

Please note that this is an assistance program, NOT healthcare or health insurance. You should determine how your health insurance applies to international care prior to departure. In most instances, medical expenses incurred abroad will have to be paid out of pocket and reimbursement sought later from your insurance carrier.

Make sure you review important medical and safety information about the country to which you are traveling. We encourage you to learn more about the Membership Benefits and to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions by clicking on the tabs above.

Emory University travelers booking outside the corporate travel department are required to log their air, hotel, and car bookings into MyTrips, an easy-to-use web-based link for their safety. Please click here for an userguide. 

Through International SOS, you can store your travel plans as well as vital personal health and vaccination information securely online. That way you can access it anytime, anywhere. Your personal health information and personal documentation will only be available to you and, with your consent; your personal health information will be 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. Click here to activate your Emergency Record. 
*Please use Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater to complete and view your Emergency Record. During business hours, password issues can be resolved with onlinehelp@internationalsos.com. After hours, please contact the Philadelphia Assistance Center at 1-215-942-8226 orphlopsmed@internationalsos.com

Travel to Cuba requires special arrangements. Travel to this country should be requested through the Office of Quality and Risk.  You can reach the Office of Quality and Risk by calling 404.778.7932 or 404.778.7937

There are several coverage exclusions and/or restrictions that may apply. Please click here to see a list of the major exclusions and/or restrictions. With the approval of Emory, International SOS, at its sole discretion, may assist Members on a fee-for-service basis for interventions falling within these exceptions. Any costs incurred by Emory may be collected from the individual, the school or the department. Questions pertaining to these exclusions and/or restrictions should be discussed with the Office of Quality and Risk.

Whenever you travel away from your country of residence, make sure you have your International SOS card with you at all times Log into the web site, review the information on International SOS and download the membership card. Please be aware that some of International SOS's services such as interpreters and emergency personal cash advances carry additional charges. If you request a service that has an additional charge, International SOS will inform you in advance and will require a credit card number in order to activate the service.

Inquire about/sign up for 20% discount on International SOS services and assistance while traveling for leisure/on vacation.

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