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Saudi Arabia 4/17/2014 1:04:00 PM More cases of MERS-CoV (novel coronavirus) reported • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Nigeria 4/17/2014 4:26:00 AM Northern, central states: Attacks in Benue, Taraba underscore persistent threat of communal violence (Revised 17 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) • • • • • • Greece 4/17/2014 4:41:00 PM Athens: Small explosion in Kifissia reminder of risks posed by anarchist attacks (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Egypt 4/18/2014 7:06:00 PM Clashes during anti-government protests underline need to avoid all 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) • • • • • • Cambodia 4/17/2014 7:14:00 PM Phnom Penh: Avoid demonstrations by garment workers during strike until 22 April (Revised 19.14 GMT) • • • • • • 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 4/19/2014 12:14:00 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 4/19/2014 12:18:00 AM Kampala: Exercise high levels of vigilance due to underlying threat of militant attack over Easter period • • • • • • Nigeria 4/19/2014 12:23:00 AM Expect heightened security, associated disruption during Easter holiday until 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 • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Ukraine 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Defer all travel to Donetsk, Luhansk regions due to volatile security situation (Revised 18 Apr) • • • • • • 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 4/19/2014 12:07:00 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 • • • • • • Nigeria 4/18/2014 2:30:00 PM Lagos state: Expect heightened security, travel restrictions during carnival on 21 April • • • • • • Mexico 4/18/2014 4:39:00 PM Magnitude 7.2 earthquake reported in Guerrero state; abide by all emergency directives (Revised 16.39 GMT) • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/18/2014 3:15:00 PM Avoid vicinity of polling centres due to potential for disturbances during local elections on 16 May • • • • • • Algeria 4/19/2014 12:07:00 AM Fresh protests likely after release of election results; potential for unrest highest in Kabylie, Batna • • • • • • Argentina 4/18/2014 10:58:00 PM Buenos Aires: Check status of routes through Moreno suburb after live ammunition used in clashes over housing dispute • • • • • • Egypt 4/19/2014 12:12:00 AM Urban centres: Explosion at security checkpoint in Giza highlights growing militant threat • • • • • •
 


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 Personal Travel Locator, an easy-to-use web-based link for their safety. Please click here for an online tutorial. It includes a flash demo of training where you can see individual modules, watch the entire video demonstration, and/or read step-by-step instructions.

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

Coverage is excluded, has specific requirements or, if available, costs considerably more for war stricken countries or those in the midst of a hostile or dangerous situation. Please click here to see the current list of countries that require special arrangements that may take several weeks to obtain. Special arrangements for coverage for travel to these countries should be requested through the Office of Quality and Risk.

If you or your spouse/life partner is 75 years of age or older, specific coverage must be purchased with International SOS prior to your departure. Please contact the Office of Quality and Risk at 404.778.7932 or 404.778.7937. 

International SOS has several 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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