Travel Notices and Alerts
Please see below for important information regarding recent travel notices and alerts that may affect KSU travelers. If you have any questions, concerns or comments on the below information, please contact our office.
Non-Emergency: Contact OISS Offices at (470) 578-6336 during KSU Business Hours
Civil Unrest in Bolivia
The Office of International Safety & Security is monitoring the events in Bolivia. On November 12th, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory and authorized the departure of all non-emergency U.S. personnel and ordered the departure of their family members. The Department advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Bolivia and advises U.S. citizens in Bolivia to strongly consider departing as soon as they can safely do so. The Embassy is open for emergency assistance to U.S. citizens and scheduled routine American Citizen Services appointments.
Ongoing Protest in Hong Kong
The Office of International Safety & Security is monitoring the events in Hong Kong carefully. At this time, the country remains at a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution per the U.S. Department of State travel advisory system. However, travelers should be aware that ongoing protests may continue and have the possibility to escalate. Several universities have temporarily suspended in person classes in preference of remote studies for the remainder of the term. Travelers are urged to exercise caution specifically around MTR stations, shopping malls, and at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Travelers to Hong Kong should:
Avoid the areas of demonstrations
Exercise caution if you are in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
Be aware of your surroundings
Keep a low profile
Review your flight status with your airline or at the Hong Kong International Airport website
Be prepared to shelter in place and have access to sufficient supplies of food, water, medication as well as keep phones charged
Have a contingency plan for emergency situations
Statement on Yellow Fever
There is currently a worldwide shortage of Yellow Fever vaccination. The government has made available an alternative vaccination, Stamaril, at select locations across the United States. To locate a Stamaril clinic, please visit the CDC website.
Locations proximate to Kennesaw State University include:
- Dekalb County Board of Health
(T.O. Vinson Health Center)
440 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030
- Passport Health
990 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 4
Roswell, GA 30071
- Emory Travel Well Center
550 Peachtree St NE 7th Floor
Atlanta GA 30308
*Please be advised that most locations will charge a travel consultation or office visit fee in addition to the cost of the vaccination. For groups of travelers needing to obtain Stamaril, it is advisable to inquire about the possibility of arranging and obtaining a discount for a group consultation visit.
- Dekalb County Board of Health
CDC Level 2 Polio Travel Alerts
A series of travel notices have been posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to Polio in multiple countries. The CDC guidance is multi-layered and contains the following recommendations:
- Travelers who have never been vaccinated against polio traveling to a country with a polio outbreak are advised to obtain the vaccination.
- Adult travelers who were vaccinated against the disease during childhood are still currently advised to obtain a one-time adult booster prior to travel, for any duration abroad in a country experiencing an outbreak.
- Adult travelers who will be in a country experiencing an outbreak for more than 4 weeks may be required to show proof of vaccination or booster upon exiting the country. In order to meet this requirement, the traveler most procure proof of an initial vaccination or booster obtained within 4-weeks to 12-months prior to their date of departure. Exiting travelers unable to demonstrate proof of vaccination in the previous 12-month period may be required to obtain the vaccination locally in order to exit the country.
The Office of International Safety & Security advises that travelers speak directly about this during a pre-departure travel consultation at the Student Health Center or with a preferred provider.