For information relating to travel safety, both domestic and abroad, the University Office of Emergency Preparedness provides the following web links:
- The recommendations listed provide any traveler with basic information that may help your domestic or international travel experiences safer and more enjoyable.
This site details subjects such as:
- Travel Safety Information for Students
- Travel warnings/precautions to foreign countries
- Worldwide caution public announcements
- Chemical Biological Agents Fact Sheet Update
- Consular Affairs
- U.S. Customs
- Passport information
- Spring Break in Mexico – “Know Before You Go!”
- Spring Break: U.S. State Department Tips for Students
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.
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.)
Examples of areas covered are:
- Security Tips for Air Travelers
- Airport Status
- Airport Statistics
- 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)
- General Arrival/Departure delays
- Closed airports
- General airport conditions
- Current reroutes
- Air Traffic Management Glossary of Terms
- …and more.
- 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….
- The World Clock – Time Zones
- Currency Converter
- MasterCard/Cirrus ATM Locator
- Visa/Plus ATM Locator
- Bank Holidays of the World
- Busabout– Bus passes for travel in Europe.
- Mobility International– Information on international travel and study abroad programs for persons with disabilities.
- TravLang– Foreign language lessons, translating dictionaries and travel services.
- Background Notes on Different Countries – from the U.S. State Department.
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.