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Travel Alerts

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Alert for Europe. Alerts are issued for short-term events the U.S. Department of State believes travelers should be aware of when planning to visit a specific country or region of the world. In this most recent alert, the Department of State has not advised individuals to defer travel, but advises travelers to “exercise caution at holiday festivals, events and outdoor markets.” An alert contrasts with a "warning," which is also issued by the U.S. Department of State, and signals that travelers should consider very carefully whether or not they should travel at all to a specific country.

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Monday, September 12, 2016 – The Department of State has issued a renewal of the standing Worldwide Caution, replacing the previous caution from March 3, 2016. As with all Department of State warnings and alerts, the caution is reviewed and renewed approximately every six months. The context of the Worldwide Caution is related to the outlook and concern for global terrorism. It does not address political instability due to reasons other than terrorism or safety issues related to health concerns.
 
The text of the new caution remains largely the same. It provides a general assessment of terrorism concerns on a regional basis, with some instances of specific country concerns. The caution is broad based, and does not identify specific threats. You can view the entire caution at travel.state.gov. We encourage all Ohio State travelers to review and be aware of the content for the region to which they are traveling.
 
For additional information, please consult the Alerts and Warnings section on the caution page. You can also view security and safety information on the country information sheet for your current location by using the Learn About Your Destination feature. If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact Dru Simmons, international risk manager, at simmons.541@osu.edu.