Travel Updates

February 25, 2020: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation summary. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the CDC will provide updated information as it become available, in addition to updated guidance.  To learn more, please see the CDC Cornonavirus summary for updates.

August 24, 2019: The New York Times article on the violence in the streets of Hong Kong.

June 28, 2019: According to the CDC, perhaps the biggest risk facing travelers everywhere is ... traffic: "Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of preventable death among travelers." But every year, there are specific health concerns in international destinations. Checking the CDC's Travel Health Notices and the World Health Organization's Disease Outbreak News database gives you an overview of the global health problems this summer. NPR interviewed doctors who specialize in international travel to get their take on health concerns for this summer's travelers.

July 16, 2018:  2-Step verification is required for all employees and will be required for all students effective Sept. 24. If you’re traveling internationally and need to log into UC Berkeley sites, you can use passcodes as your second step verification method. Find out how here

January 17, 2018: Zurich Insurance has released its Global Risks Report 2018. Find the executive summary here and the full report here.

January 10, 2018: The US Department of State has replaced its longstanding system of Travel Alerts and Warnings with a new system of Travel Advisories. Country-by-country advisories can be found here. A visually friendly map of the world showing country-by-country safety ratings can be found here

November 2017: The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) (link is external) has issued a briefing on user safety, scams, privacy, and mitigation tools when using  ridesharing and homesharing services outside the United States.

July 18, 2017: The Centers for Disease Control has just re-issued its Yellow Book (link is external)which it updates every two years. Although it is written primarily for health care providers who help travelers prepare for upcoming trips, the Yellow Book offers lay readers an in-depth look at travel health risks and ways to prevent them, as well as advice for people with special travel health needs.

March 21, 2017: Forbes Magazine has published an article Ranking the Most Dangerous Countries for Americans to Visit (link is external).