Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Travel Health Warnings

Please be advised of some health warnings we have been made aware of recently. Regardless of destination, we highly encourage teams and individuals traveling for mission purposes to take advantage of our health insurance coverage. More information can be found on our Insurance FAQ page. It is also important to check with your in-country project leader, the Center for Disease Control and/or the US State Department for vaccination requirements or any other warning before you travel.

AfricaTeams are suspended for the foreseeable future to Sierra Leone due to an outbreak of Ebola, and the countries of Liberia and Guinea are also affected. 

AUGUST 4, 2014 UPDATE: CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia because of an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola. Please read these articles for more information: Ebola in Sierra LeoneOutbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

Central America/South American/Caribbean
If traveling to the Caribbean, El Salvador, Guyana, French Guyana or Suriname, please be aware that cases of Chikungunya and Dengue, two mosquito-born illnesses, have been reported in the United States.  Please click HERE to visit the UMVIM, SEJ website, where you can download a release from the Texas State Department of Health. Here you will find more information regarding these illnesses, including symptoms and precautionary measures. 

UMVIM, SEJ keeps a running list of resources as you and your team prepare to travel. Please check with our Travel page frequently for the last information. 

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