Travel Alert – Turkey: Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Advisory

Due to security concerns at Istanbul Ataturk airport, travel to, from or via Istanbul, Turkey may be impacted June 28-30, 2016. Please check the latest information via your local government advice. If you are due to travel, please check the status of your flight via the airline's website before going to the airport. Travelers on site should follow the advice of local authorities.

Passengers traveling to, from, and/or via Istanbul's Ataturk Airport (IST) are requested to re-confirm their flights directly with the airlines prior to departure.

If you need to change your flight: Several airlines have announced flexible policies for customers wishing to change their reservations. Please use the below link to review their individual policies or to check your current flight status:

Turkish Airlines U.S. Department of State Air France American Airlines Aegean Air AeroFlot Alitalia British Airways Delta Air Lines Etihad Airways KLM Lufthansa Qatar Airways Ukraine Intl' Airlines
Travel Alert – Portugal: Industrial Strike Announced for July 01-03, 2016

Trade unions representing airport workers across Portugal are threatening to hold industrial action at some airports from July 01-03, 2016. Portuguese flight operations may result with flight delays and/or cancellations.

All passengers traveling to, from, or via Portugal (all airports) are requested to re-confirm their flights directly with the airlines prior to departure.

Major airports affected by operational conditions: Lisbon (LIS), Porto (OPO), Madeira (FNC) and Faro (FAO).

If you need to change your flight: Some airlines have announced flexible policies for customers wishing to change their reservations. Please use the below link to review their individual policy or to check your current flight status:

TAP Portugal Vueling Airlines British Airways
Travel Alert – United States: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Advisory

Due to current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) capacity, you will likely experience longer-than-usual security lines at your departure airport. To ensure you make it to your gate in time, please plan to arrive at least 3 hours before your flight, as wait times could be up to an hour or more. While we know this is not ideal, planning ahead for these possible outcomes should make for a better travel experience.

If you are on an early morning flight and are checking a bag or need additional assistance, please be sure to check the ticket counter hours for your departure airport. As always, be sure to check the status of your flight before heading to the airport.

TSA Pre✓® is currently available at more than 160 airports nationwide. To improve your overall airport experience, consider enrolling in TSA Precheck®. To receive TSA Pre✓® expedited screening on future flights, click the [TSA Pre✓®] link to enroll:

TSA Pre✓® TSA Pre✓® Airports and Airlines TSA.gov
Travel Alert – Yellow Fever Vaccination Advisory

Please be advised that Jamaica’s Ministry of Health is enforcing the certificate requirement for Yellow fever vaccination as a pre requisite for passengers arriving into Jamaica from yellow fever endemic countries. Therefore passengers travelling from the following yellow fever affected areas require proof of receiving the yellow fever vaccination to enter Jamaica.

Yellow Fever Infected Areas (countries with risk of yellow fever transmission): Angola (AO) ; Argentina (AR) ; Benin (BJ) ; Brazil (BR) ; Burkina Faso (BF) ; Burundi (BI) ; Cameroon (CM) ; Central African Rep. (CF) ; Chad (TD) ; China (CN) ; Colombia (CO) ; Congo (CG) ; Congo (Dem. Rep.) (CD) ; Cote d'Ivoire (CI) ; Ecuador (EC) ; Equatorial Guinea (GQ) ; Ethiopia (ET)French Guiana (GF) ; Gabon (GA) ; Gambia (GM); Ghana (GH) ; Guinea (GN) ; Guinea-Bissau (GW) ; Guyana (GY) ; Kenya (KE) ; Liberia (LR) ; Mali (ML) ; Mauritania (MR) ; Niger (NE) ; Nigeria (NG) ; Panama (PA) ; Paraguay (PY) ; Peru (PE) ; Senegal (SN) ; Sierra Leone (SL) ; South Sudan (SS) ; Sudan (SD) ; Suriname (SR) ; Togo (TG) ; Trinidad and Tobago (TT) ; Uganda (UG) ; Venezuela (VE).

Please use the below link to review Yellow Fever Description, Risk, Symptoms, Prevention, Vaccination Precautions and Vaccination Contraindications:

Yellow Fever
Travel Alert – U.S. Department of State: Travel Alerts and Warnings for all European Countries

The U.S. Department of State has issued a summer travel alert for all of Europe for the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe; targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, and transportation. When planning your trip, customers are recommend to check the U.S. Department of State to see what precautions should be taken.

U.S. Department of State
Travel Alert – Europe: Security Situation and Advisory

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Travelers going to Europe should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

If you are traveling to Europe, please also review the following:

- Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.

- Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.

- Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.

- Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.

- Register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

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For further information: please use the below links to review:

Travel.State.Gov Foreign Travel Advice Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Travel Alert – Mexico, Caribbean, South & Central America: Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing, emphasizing the need for travelers to practice usual health precautions, predominantly precautions against insect bites.

The CDC recommends that pregnant women consider postponing travel to any area where Zika virus transmission is ongoing, and that pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant consult their doctor before departing if travel is unavoidable.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the Zika virus, please contact your health care provider. You can also get more information and updates by consulting the websites below.

If you need to change your flight: Several airlines have announced flexible policies for customers wishing to change their reservations. Please use the below link to review their individual policies:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Areas with Zika World Health Organization Zika Travel Information American Airlines Air Canada WestJet Airlines United Airlines Alitalia British Airways Copa Airlines Qatar Airways Southwest Airlines Thomson Airways Virgin America Virgin Atlantic
Travel Alert – U.S. Department of State: Travel Alerts and Warnings

The U.S. State Department posts travel alerts and travel warnings for countries where travelers' health and safety may be at risk. When planning your trip, customers are recommend to check the U.S. State Department to see what precautions should be taken.

U.S. State Department Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Travel Alert – Canada: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

From March 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced a new requirement for entry into Canada known as Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have Electronic Travel Authorization. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa.

All eligible travelers flying to and/or through Canada will need to apply online for an eTA before travel. The cost of the eTA is 7.00 CAD$ per passenger and the validity of the eTA is five years, or until the passenger's passport expires.

For more information and to apply for an eTA, please use the below link to review:

Government of Canada

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