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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 3/30/2015 3:05:00 PM Johannesburg: Fatal shooting on N3 highway highlights risks from gun crime, need for precautions • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Burundi 3/30/2015 6:31:00 PM Bujumbura Rural province: Expect disruption in coming days following landslides, flooding • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Sierra Leone 3/30/2015 4:43:00 AM Three-day nationwide lockdown to prevent spread of Ebola ends; continue to defer non-essential travel • • • • • • Sierra Leone 3/30/2015 7:09:00 AM Monitor developments as opposition party threatens protests, strikes in coming weeks • • • • • • Bolivia 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Brazil 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Brazil 3/31/2015 11:53:00 AM On Our Radar - Yellow Fever • • • • • • Ecuador 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • El Salvador 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Guatemala 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Honduras 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Nicaragua 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Peru 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Venezuela 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Venezuela 3/30/2015 12:29:00 AM STAND BY: Anticipate heavy security, travel disruption during Holy Week through 6 April • • • • • • Venezuela 3/30/2015 2:58:00 AM STAND BY: Reconfirm bookings as Alitalia to indefinitely suspend flights to Caracas from 1 April • • • • • • Kuwait 3/30/2015 12:17:00 AM Kuwait City: Expect, avoid further protests over imprisonment of opposition leader • • • • • • Lebanon 3/31/2015 10:13:00 PM Beirut: Families of kidnapped soldiers cancel plans to escalate demonstrations; monitor developments • • • • • • Afghanistan 3/30/2015 2:54:00 AM Kabul: Suicide bombing targeting government official underscores persistent risk of militancy, need for stringent precautions • • • • • • Morocco 3/30/2015 1:55:00 PM Anticipate travel disruption during nationwide strike by public sector workers on 2 April; avoid related gatherings • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 3/30/2015 4:03:00 PM Travel risk rating for part of southern border area raised to HIGH due to intensifying conflict in Yemen • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 3/30/2015 7:54:00 PM Riyadh: Attack by unidentified gunmen on police patrol underscores need for security precautions • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Mauritania 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Mauritania 3/31/2015 12:09:00 AM Nouakchott: Avoid opposition rally in support of striking miners on 31 March • • • • • • 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 3/30/2015 8:15:00 PM Anticipate, avoid demonstrations during ongoing nationwide opposition strike until 1 April • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/1/2015 5:43:00 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 3/30/2015 1:01:00 PM India-administered Kashmir: Expect significant disruption to travel, essential services following heavy rainfall • • • • • • India 3/31/2015 1:39:00 PM Armed robbery at tourist resort highlights need to observe sensible safety precautions • • • • • • Philippines 3/30/2015 12:23:00 AM Expect significant disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Philippines 3/30/2015 9:29:00 AM Mindanao: Clashes between rebels, soldiers in Maguindanao underscore HIGH travel risks • • • • • • Philippines 3/31/2015 5:57:00 AM Typhoon Maysak expected to cause disruption in coming days; monitor developments closely • • • • • • Philippines 4/1/2015 3:31:00 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 • • • • • • Pakistan 3/30/2015 9:25:00 AM Balochistan: Release of two Czech nationals kidnapped in 2013 underlines HIGH travel risks • • • • • • Armenia 3/31/2015 5:47:00 PM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Lethal shoot-out reflects HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh • • • • • • Azerbaijan 3/30/2015 4:24:00 PM Baku: Avoid planned opposition rally on 5 April against currency devaluation • • • • • • Azerbaijan 3/31/2015 5:47:00 PM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Lethal shoot-out reflects HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh • • • • • • Turkey 3/30/2015 10:01:00 AM Istanbul: Avoid likely protests on 2 April around trial of accused anti-government football fans • • • • • • Turkey 3/31/2015 9:26:00 PM Istanbul: Fatal hostage-taking underscores persistent risk of militancy; expect heightened security over coming days (Revised 21.25 GMT) • • • • • • Turkey 4/1/2015 4:17:00 AM Power restored, transport services resume following blackout in major cities, many provinces • • • • • • 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 1:07:00 PM Continue to minimise movement, monitor developments as unrest likely upon release of election results (Revised 31 Mar) • • • • • • Nigeria 4/1/2015 12:17:00 AM Niger delta: Stand fast given elevated potential for violence over presidential election results (Revised 1 Apr) • • • • • • Nigeria 3/30/2015 2:51:00 PM Lagos: Minimise movement as release of official preliminary election results commences • • • • • • Nigeria 3/31/2015 12:09:00 AM Rivers state: Monitor developments, observe overnight curfew between 19.00 to 06.00; avoid all demonstrations • • • • • • 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 5:21:00 PM Stand fast as unrest expected after opposition candidate reportedly wins presidential poll • • • • • • Nigeria 3/31/2015 8:27:00 PM Ekiti state: Curfew imposed following release of presidential election results • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Colombia 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Haiti 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Algeria 3/30/2015 10:41:00 PM Algiers: Expect residual flight disruption after Air Algérie cabin crew end strike (Revised 22.40 GMT) • • • • • • Yemen 3/30/2015 10:51:00 AM EVACUATE: FULL EVACUATION: Continue to defer all travel due to worsening conflict, stand fast until evacuation options are available (Revised 31 Mar) • • • • • • Yemen 3/31/2015 10:30:00 AM Intensifying airstrikes highlight persistent critical threats; defer travel, prepare to evacuate • • • • • • Myanmar 3/30/2015 4:30:00 AM Shan state: Defer all travel to Kokang Self-Administered Zone due to ongoing clashes • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Argentina 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Argentina 3/31/2015 12:09:00 AM Buenos Aires, other urban centres: Expect significant disruption during transport strike on 31 March; avoid related protests • • • • • • Austria 3/30/2015 7:55:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Belgium 3/30/2015 7:55:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Belgium 4/1/2015 12:11:00 AM Wallonia region: Avoid planned anti-austerity demonstrations on 1 April • • • • • • United States 3/30/2015 8:09:00 AM Measles in several states • • • • • • United States 3/30/2015 9:55:00 AM Rise in pertussis cases • • • • • • Botswana 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Canada 3/30/2015 12:04:00 PM Measles • • • • • • Canada 4/1/2015 12:21:00 AM Montreal: Avoid student demonstrations in coming weeks due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Chile 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Cape Verde 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Costa Rica 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Dominican Republic 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Germany 3/30/2015 7:55:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Guinea 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Guinea 3/31/2015 2:29:00 PM 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 12:03:00 AM Yap state: Defer all travel due to passage of Super Typhoon Maysak (Revised 1 Apr) • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Paraguay 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Mexico 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Vietnam 3/31/2015 10:59:00 PM Ho Chi Minh City: Avoid gatherings linked to ongoing strike by garment factory workers • • • • • • United Kingdom 3/30/2015 7:55:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Puerto Rico 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Panama 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • Qatar 3/30/2015 9:25:00 AM On Our Radar: MERS-CoV • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Sweden 3/30/2015 7:55:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Tanzania 4/1/2015 5:30:00 AM Some travel restrictions remain in place despite reported reduction in spread of Ebola • • • • • • Uruguay 3/30/2015 12:21:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during Holy Week until 5 April • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • Kosovo 3/30/2015 8:05:00 PM Pristina: Avoid further possible protests by paramilitary veterans in coming weeks • • • • • •
 


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Rest assured that whenever you travel internationally or live abroad, Lipscomb 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, Lipscomb University has a fully integrated program in place so you receive the care and expertise that you need, whenever and wherever you need it.

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