Travel Warnings and Alerts for Summer 2015
As warm air moves in and plans are made for the summer holidays, we want to make sure that you are updated and informed regarding travel alerts and warnings currently in place. Our family is planning a international cruise from Vancouver to Alaska this coming August and we are very excited. Aside from the rare but well publicized Norovirus outbreaks, it will be a relatively safe excursion. That is not always the case. Depending on where you are traveling to, you should check with local government and international websites for updates on advisories, warnings and alerts relating to your travel destination. We have some of the more recent ones listed below as well as some useful links for checking over the summer.
Sudan Travel Warning
The Department of State on June 15 warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Sudan. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Darfur region of Sudan, and to Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, and advise U.S. citizens to consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan. This supersedes the Travel Warning issued on October 30, 2014. For additional details, go to the Dept of State Sudan Warning Page
The 2015 Hurricane Season is also Upon Us
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens (Read: Travel During Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons) in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2015, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane- and typhoon-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. This Travel Alert expires on December 1, 2015.
Additional Warnings Issued in the Last 30 Days
- Colombia Travel Warning
- Lebanon Travel Warning
- Afghanistan Travel Warning
- Philippines Travel Warning