TRAVEL SAFETY RESOURCESMar 25, 2010 - 4:43:17 PM
For information relating to travel safety, both domestic and abroad, the University Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness provides the following web links:
- The recommendations listed provide any traveler with basic information that may help your domestice or international travel experiences safer and more enjoyable.
U.S. Department of State - Traveling Abroad
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 2012: U.S. State Department Tips for Students
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 (Transporation Security Administration's website)
This site details subjects such as:
- Permitted and prohibited items at security checkpoints
- Timesaving 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
- Safety Data
Travel Safety Links (Safety Data for all Modes of Travel, Emergency Services to U.S. Citizens, and more) or Travel Safety By County
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
- General Arrival/Departure delays
- Closed airports
- General airport conditions
- Current reroutes
- Air Traffic Management Glossary of Terms
- ...and more.
- Travel Warnings (U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, American Citizens Services)
- 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
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
Background Notes on Different Countries - from the U.S. State Department.
Ibermundo- Information on the Iberian world (Spanish or Portuguese
speaking countries), links to local newspapers, currency exchange
information, 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.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/)
- World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/)
- U.S. Department of State (http://state.gov/)
Weather Links (regional climate centers, world weather, other meteorlogical information, and more)
- University of Georgia Weather- Quick link to skycam views provided by the Climatology Research Lab
- Georgia State Climatology Office - housed in the University of Georgia, within the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept.
- Georgia Weather - weather links and detailed forecasts for Georgia and over 1500 US cities, weather cams, kid's weather, and more.
- Georgia - Local forecasts, and live GA weather cams
- Marine Weather
- National Weather Service