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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.

July 22, 2016 - The Ohio State University is monitoring the tragic incident in Munich, Germany. Ohio State has 31 known student travelers on university-supported travel in Germany. Only one student has travel based in Munich and the university has learned that this student was not in the city at the time of the incident. Ohio State has reached out directly to program staff and other students with individual arranged travel in Germany to confirm their well-being. Ohio State will continue to monitor the events in Munich through the advice of the Department of State, Overseas Security Advisory Council and its security providers.