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Travel Alerts

May 22, 2017 - Ohio State is monitoring the tragic incident at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Ohio State has two known student travelers with current itineraries in Manchester, and both have checked in safe. None of Ohio State's group programs currently in the United Kingdom are in Manchester at this time and are not scheduled to travel there as part of their itineraries. The university has initiated contact with the faculty and staff leading those programs to check-in with students.

Travelers are reminded of advice and protocol for preparation and response to security incidents in their local context. Ohio State will continue to monitor the events in Manchester through the advice of the Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the Greater Manchester Police and the university's security providers.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - The U.S. Department of State has issued an updated Travel Alert for Europe. Alerts are issued for short-term events that 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 the alert advises travelers to exercise caution and monitor security information for the country or countries of their travels. 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. More information on Ohio State’s protocol for U.S. Department of State alerts and warnings can be found on our traveler security page.

The current alert mentions steps that travelers in Europe can take to help them maintain their awareness and bolster their personal security preparedness. They mirror many of the suggestions Ohio State recommends for maintaining situational awareness on our travel security page. At this time there are no plans to cancel or suspend Ohio State study abroad programs in Europe. Ohio State is sending information concerning the alert and additional safety planning guidelines to all students currently studying in or departing for programs in Europe.

Ohio State will continue to monitor information from the U.S. Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council, foreign security agencies, the university's insurance providers and contacts on the ground to keep travelers notified and make potential determinations on any necessary itinerary adjustments. If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact Dru Simmons, international risk manager, at simmons.541@osu.edu.