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Travel alerts and warnings

The International Center continually monitors worldwide travel precautions and communicates relevant alerts and related information to current and future MU study abroad participants.

U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State recently implemented a new travel advisory system in which every country is issued a risk level from one to four. These new travel advisories replace the previous system of alerts and warnings. MU policies will be revised to reflect these changes.

In the interim, to minimize health, safety and security risks, students planning to study in and university divisions sponsoring educational activities in countries with regions with a Department of State travel advisory at level three (reconsider travel) or level four (do not travel) must request approval from the university's Student Travel Abroad Review Committee.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's travel notices are designed to inform travelers about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters or other conditions that may affect travelers' health. For travel alerts (level 2), travelers should follow the recommended enhanced precautions for the destination. Travel alerts are generally issued when there is an increased risk in defined settings or associated with specific risk factors; certain high-risk populations may wish to delay travel to these destinations. For travel warnings (level 3), all non-essential travel to the destination should be avoided because there is a high risk to all travelers.

Current travel alerts

Below are current alerts and warnings for countries with an active MU program.

CDC Alert Level 2: Yellow fever in Brazil (March 15, 2018)

The Center for Disease Control has issued a travel alert for the large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states in Brazil. Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting the vaccine at least 10 days before travel and preventing mosquito bites.