Travel Safety

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For information relating to travel safety, both domestic and abroad, the University Office of Emergency Preparedness provides the following web links:

Office of Emergency Preparedness – Travel Safety Recommendations

  • The recommendations listed provide any traveler with basic information that may help your domestic or international travel experiences safer and more enjoyable.

U.S. Department of State – Traveling Abroad

This site details subjects such as:

Travel Clinic – University of Georgia Health Center

If travel abroad is in your future plans, your best local medical resource is the Travel Medicine Clinic at the University of Georgia’s Health Center. The clinic offers travel health information and appropriate vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Registered nurses provide consultations offering CDC recommended immunizations, medical precautions, travel safety and tips on accessing emergency medical care. Visit the website for more information regarding appointments, fees, hours, and travel health information network.

Domestic Travel (Transportation Safety Administration’s website)

This site details subjects such as:

  • Permitted and prohibited items at security checkpoints
  • Time-saving travel tips (including packing tips)
  • Information on security and screening procedures
  • Questions and Answers on luggage/baggage concerns
  • Collection of links to guide you to other travel resources (National Weather Service, Travelers’ Health – National Center for Infectious Diseases, U.S. Customs Information for Travelers, Federal Aviation Administration, etc.)

Air Travel Safety (The Federal Aviation Administration’s website)

Examples of areas covered are:

  • Security Tips for Air Travelers
  • Airport Status
  • Airport Statistics
  • Alerts
  • Safety Data

Travel Safety Links (Safety Data for all Modes of Travel, Emergency Services to U.S. Citizens, and more) 

Find information on such subjects as:

  • Air travel safety tips
  • Domestic travel
  • Operation Liberty Shield
  • Trains, trucks, cruise ships, buses
  • Homeland security & emergency services, by state
  • State transportation websites
  • Americans living and traveling abroad
  • Crisis awareness and preparedness for overseas travelers

Real-Time Airport Status (The Federal Aviation Administration’s link to Air Traffic Control System Command Center)

Find out:

  • General Arrival/Departure delays
  • Closed airports
  • General airport conditions
  • Current reroutes
  • Air Traffic Management Glossary of Terms
  • …and more.

Travel Health Tips from the CDC

  • Information includes topics such as: safe food and water, traveling with children, traveling with pets, travel medicine, illness and injury abroad, and more.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Kit Information

Preparing for emergencies in advance is helpful, whether for weather related emergencies, terroristic threats, or while traveling. Click here for more emergency kit information

TRAVEL ABROAD – Helpful travel links

Information is provided for such topics as:
Currency Converter, Bus passes for travel in Europe, Background notes on different countries, Foreign language lessons, and more….

What you should know about Avian Influenza while traveling abroad

Influenza A (H5N1) is an influenza A virus subtype that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. Outbreaks of H5N1 among poultry are ongoing in a number of countries. While H5N1 does not usually infect people, human cases of H5N1 infection associated with these outbreaks have been reported Most of these cases have occurred from direct or close contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces; however, a few rare cases of human-to-human spread of H5N1 virus have occurred, though transmission has not continued beyond one person.

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