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Due to recent political events abroad and the natural disasters in Japan, the office of international affairs reminds the campus community to check the U.S. State Department website for information on travel warnings and travel alerts before traveling abroad. Take your safety and security into consideration before planning any trips abroad.
A list is updated daily online.
Travel warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions make a country dangerous or unstable, and the State Department recommends that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A travel warning is also issued when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.
Travel alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert.