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Medical & Security Alerts
South Africa 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • South Africa 4/1/2015 11:53:00 AM Johannesburg: Armed attack on bus highlights need to be selective with public transport • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Iraq 4/1/2015 7:43:00 AM Kurdistan region: German federal ministry extends ban on Erbil flights to 14 April; no change in our travel advice • • • • • • Iraq 4/1/2015 3:11:00 PM Salahaddin province: Continue to defer all travel to Tikrit despite military's reported recapture of city from extremist militants • • • • • • Eritrea 4/1/2015 7:17:00 AM Southern Red Sea region: Travel risks unchanged by rebel threat to foreign mining company • • • • • • Rwanda 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Brazil 3/31/2015 11:53:00 AM On Our Radar - Yellow Fever • • • • • • Brazil 4/1/2015 12:31:00 PM On Our Radar - Dengue • • • • • • Egypt 4/2/2015 3:55:00 AM Fresh attacks on security forces, infrastructure underline persistent low-level militant threat, need for security precautions • • • • • • Lebanon 3/31/2015 10:13:00 PM Beirut: Families of kidnapped soldiers cancel plans to escalate demonstrations; monitor developments • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/1/2015 9:59:00 AM Kabul: Bomb attack in diplomatic area underscores persistent risk of militancy, need for stringent precautions • • • • • • Morocco 4/2/2015 12:07:00 AM Anticipate travel disruption during nationwide strike by public sector workers on 2 April; avoid related gatherings • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Security incident briefly disrupts flights at Najran airport; continue to expect heightened military presence in southern areas • • • • • • Iran 4/1/2015 10:37:00 PM North-western provinces: Fatal landmine explosion in Kermanshah underscores MEDIUM risks of Iraqi border regions • • • • • • Israel 3/31/2015 3:13:00 PM Jerusalem, West Bank, other urban centres: Expect heightened security, associated disruption during Easter celebrations until 5 April • • • • • • Cameroon 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Cameroon 3/31/2015 9:11:00 AM East region: Fresh clashes between suspected rebels, locals in Garoua-Boulaï underscores HIGH travel risks in border areas with CAR • • • • • • Mali 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mali 4/1/2015 9:15:00 AM Northern desert regions: Fatal attack on aid vehicle underlines volatile security situation, need to avoid all travel • • • • • • Mauritania 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mauritius 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Senegal 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/2/2015 12:09:00 AM Anticipate, avoid demonstrations during 24-hour nationwide opposition strike on 2 April • • • • • • Nepal 3/31/2015 1:43:00 AM Expect, avoid potentially unruly protests during 7-9 April nationwide shutdown strike; other scheduled strikes cancelled • • • • • • India 3/31/2015 1:39:00 PM Armed robbery at tourist resort highlights need to observe sensible safety precautions • • • • • • India 4/1/2015 1:33:00 PM India-administered Kashmir: Disruption to travel, essential services to persist as heavy rainfall forecast until 3 April • • • • • • Philippines 3/31/2015 5:57:00 AM Typhoon Maysak expected to cause disruption in coming days; monitor developments closely • • • • • • Philippines 4/2/2015 12:07:00 AM Super Typhoon Maysak expected to cause disruption in coming days; monitor developments closely • • • • • • Indonesia 3/31/2015 12:57:00 PM On Our Radar - Fatal cases of H5N1 • • • • • • Indonesia 4/1/2015 7:59:00 PM Sulawesi: Anticipate disruption around Poso regency due to ongoing counter-terrorism military activity • • • • • • Armenia 3/31/2015 5:47:00 PM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Lethal shoot-out reflects HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh • • • • • • Azerbaijan 3/31/2015 5:47:00 PM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Lethal shoot-out reflects HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh • • • • • • Turkey 4/2/2015 12:09:00 AM Istanbul: Avoid likely protests on 2 April around trial of accused anti-government football fans • • • • • • Turkey 4/1/2015 4:17:00 AM Power restored, transport services resume following blackout in major cities, many provinces • • • • • • Turkey 4/1/2015 11:37:00 PM Istanbul: Gun attack on police station underscores persistent risk of militancy, normal travel can continue • • • • • • Russia 3/31/2015 12:33:00 PM On Our Radar: haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome • • • • • • Angola 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Chad 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Kenya 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Cote d'Ivoire 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Liberia 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Malawi 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mozambique 3/31/2015 8:53:00 AM Cholera outbreak • • • • • • Mozambique 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mozambique 3/31/2015 2:11:00 PM Nampula: Exercise precautions following reported series of criminal incidents • • • • • • Nigeria 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Nigeria 3/31/2015 8:49:00 AM Bauchi state: Curfew relaxed in Bauchi city, Kirfi, Alkaleri; continue to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Nigeria 3/31/2015 8:27:00 PM Ekiti state: Curfew imposed following release of presidential election results • • • • • • Nigeria 4/1/2015 12:15:00 PM Movement can resume with precautions in most areas following official election results • • • • • • Nigeria 4/1/2015 2:51:00 PM Niger delta: Minimise movement as precautionary measure in run-up to 11 April gubernatorial elections • • • • • • Uganda 4/1/2015 1:59:00 PM Kampala: Assassination of prominent lawyer does not indicate increased travel risks; basic security precautions remain necessary • • • • • • Zimbabwe 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Togo 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Togo 3/31/2015 1:15:00 AM Lomé, major cities: Presidential election postponed to 25 April; monitor developments • • • • • • Togo 4/1/2015 12:03:00 AM Lomé, urban centres: Avoid all events linked to ongoing nationwide civil servants' strike; rallies planned on 8 April • • • • • • Yemen 4/1/2015 11:01:00 AM Continuing airstrikes highlight persistent critical risks; defer travel, prepare to evacuate • • • • • • Myanmar 4/1/2015 6:55:00 AM Rakhine state: Communal unrest remains main risk to travellers despite reported clashes between army, militants • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 3/31/2015 3:13:00 PM Jerusalem, West Bank, other urban centres: Expect heightened security, associated disruption during Easter celebrations until 5 April • • • • • • Australia 4/1/2015 3:11:00 PM Ross River fever surges to highest level for 20 years • • • • • • Australia 4/1/2015 4:04:00 PM Urban centres: Avoid planned anti-immigration rallies on 4 April due to potential for localised disruption • • • • • • Botswana 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Canada 4/2/2015 12:09:00 AM Montreal: Avoid student demonstrations in coming weeks due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Cape Verde 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Cyprus 4/2/2015 12:39:00 AM Nicosia: Avoid vicinity of planned protests on 2 April in front of parliament building • • • • • • Equatorial Guinea 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Gabon 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Gambia 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Guinea 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Guinea 4/2/2015 12:07:00 AM Conakry: Unrest likely in northern suburbs during opposition protests on 2 April • • • • • • Guinea 3/31/2015 2:33:00 PM Authorities close border with Sierra Leone to prevent spread of Ebola virus • • • • • • Malaysia 4/1/2015 4:42:00 AM Alleged bomb plot underscores low but credible risk of terrorism • • • • • • Guinea-Bissau 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Maldives 3/31/2015 8:28:00 AM Military, police launch joint security operation; follow all official directives • • • • • • Micronesia, Federated States 4/1/2015 11:19:00 PM Yap state: Infrastructure damaged by passage of Super Typhoon Maysak; travel can resume with precautions • • • • • • Jordan 4/1/2015 12:47:00 PM Amman: UN warning highlights latent terrorism threat; normal travel can continue • • • • • • Namibia 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Lesotho 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mexico 4/1/2015 11:56:00 PM Guerrero state: Fatal clashes between vigilantes in San Juan del Reparo illustrate HIGH travel risks, need for precautions • • • • • • Thailand 4/1/2015 3:21:00 PM China, Japan, South Korea block new flights by Thai carriers; impact on existing services unlikely • • • • • • Vietnam 3/31/2015 10:59:00 PM Ho Chi Minh City: Avoid gatherings linked to ongoing strike by garment factory workers • • • • • • United Kingdom 4/1/2015 8:55:00 PM London: Anticipate residual travel disruption following fire near Holborn • • • • • • Swaziland 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Seychelles 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Tanzania 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Zambia 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Madagascar 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • •
 


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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