The U.S. Department of State updated the Worldwide Caution for citizens traveling abroad. The full notice can be found here.

It is important that Virginia Tech employees and students review the update as they prepare to travel internationally.

The following safety recommendations are provided to further assist travelers:

  • Review and adhere to the guidance found in the Hokie Sentinel Quick Reference Guide.
  • Keep a charged cell phone, capable of making international calls, with you at all times.
  • Remain vigilant at all times in public places, crowded locations, and when using public transportation. Rely on your instincts.
  • Know the local 911 equivalent in the country you are visiting. A reference list can be downloaded from the State Department website
  • Monitor the media and adjust your travel plans as necessary.

For more information, contact Randy Penson at in the Global Education Office

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