Resources for Health and Safety in Education Abroad

March 27, 2014

The Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC) Health and Safety subcommittee has created resources designed to help education abroad professionals stay abreast of current and relevant health and safety updates, best practices, policies. Please check here regularly for updates on U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings, other updates related to health and safety incidents, such as natural disasters, outbreaks of disease, political strife, etc. and highlighted resources from the Health and Safety subcommittee resource library.

NAFSA Resources for Health and Safety in Education Abroad

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Travel Warnings

According to the U.S. Department of State, Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend 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.

Current Travel Warnings

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Related Resources

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