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).
January 27, 2017: There is a Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil (link is external) affecting Minas Gerais, southern Bahia, western Espirito Santo, and northeastern Rio de Janeiro. Travelers to these areas are urged to get a Yellow Fever vaccination at least ten days prior to departure.
January 30, 2017: The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) has revised its International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans, (link is external)