February 3, 2017 - The Office of International Affairs and the Office of Risk Management together have notified all students and faculty members that are preparing to travel to Brazil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions concerning Yellow Fever in Brazil. Yellow Fever is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. It is endemic in some, but not all parts of Brazil.
What should travelers do to prepare?
The Office of International Affairs is committed to supporting and assisting the university community with international related-concerns. In light of the recent Executive Order and its implications for our university community, we want to provide additional information and resources for those students, faculty and staff who are affected or who may have concerns.
The Executive Order has suspended entry into the United States for non-immigrants and immigrants who are nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The period of suspension is 90 days from the date of signing of the executive order on January 27, 2017. The Department of Homeland Security has indicated that it will generally permit permanent residents ("green card" holders) from these countries to enter the United States. However, permanent residents from these countries may be subject to additional scrutiny and questioning upon entry to the United States.