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Emergency Messages

Update of President Trump's Proposed Travel Ban


On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) stated that it will review President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) that restricts the entry of some people into the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia). Although the SCOTUS ruling is expected to take place in October, the court has allowed for limited measures of the EO to take effect on June 29. However, international students and faculty who have the proper visas to work or study in the U.S. are not expected to be affected by the EO in the near-term. For additional information on the issue, please visit our Non-U.S. Citizens Traveling Abroad webpage and the website for the International Office

Travel Alert for Europe


On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a Travel Alert for Europe. This alert does not recommend cancelling or deferring travel to Europe, but warns travelers to exercise caution when visiting soft-target locations (tourist attractions, transportation hubs, shopping malls, places of worship, government facilities, etc.) due to recent terrorist incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This alert expires on September 1, 2017.  

The U.S. DOS releases Travel Alerts for short-term events that they believe the public should know about when planning travel to a country or region.

The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) has additional guidance for travelers related to terror threats.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office.

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