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Entry to South Africa barred to all foreign nationals
Entry to South Africa barred to all foreign nationals traveling via Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone starting Aug. 21. Confirm travel arrangements.


These Subtle Airport Design Cues Keep You From Getting Lost
As humans have developed cities and built environments, we have also needed to create ways to navigate them. Signage goes back at least as far as the Roman Empire, where they constructed “milestones” along their roadways.


ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Pneumonia and Sepsis in Georgia
Roy* was visiting his son in Decatur, GA. While getting ready to explore the town, however, he began to vomit blood. His son took Roy to a local hospital, and then called Assist America on his behalf.


Earthquake in Southwest China
Magnitude-6.1 earthquake in southwest China kills at least 367 people afternoon Aug. 3. Expect major transport, communication, and utility disruptions.


Ebola Outbreak - Impact on Travel
The outbreak - the largest in history - has spread across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and killed at least 672 people, according to the World Health Organization. The disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment.


Many Flights to Israel Canceled
Many air carriers have been instructed not to fly to Israel for 24 hours and many major airlines have canceled their flights after a rocket fell about a mile from Ben-Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. 


Flying soon? TSA fee hike means you'll pay more
Traveling this summer? Get ready to shell out some more cash at the airport.


Farah* traveled from Dubai to Yucatan, Mexico to visit clients. While she was driving to one of her appointments, she was in a motor vehicle accident. Her arm was in a great deal of pain, so she was taken to the emergency room and then called Assist America for help...


Fighting between ISIS and Iraqi forces continues
Sunni militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue to clash with Iraqi security forces and allied Shia' militias throughout much of central Iraq on June 19.


Crisis in Iraq
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants continued to make territorial gains, seizing the town of Dhuluiya, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad (map), and temporarily taking the town of Jalula in Diyala Province June 12.


Travel chaos as France hit by dual rail and taxi strike
France was hit by a double whammy of transport woes on Wednesday, with state rail company SNCF going on strike the same day as a taxi strike to protest against competition posed by minicabs. SNCF said it plans to extend its strike through Thursday.


Chip Sousa Joins Assist America as Sales Director
Princeton, NJ—Assist America, Inc. is pleased to welcome Chip Sousa as Sales Director, effective immediately.


Assist America bullish on Sri Lanka's insurance sector Joins SLIC to provide global emergency services
Assist America, a global emergency medical services provider, yesterday joined with Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) to launch 'Motor Plus Global Emergency Services.'


Brazil World Cup Guide
For an in depth guide to the Brazil World Cup, click the link above.


The Traveler, June 2014
An informational bulletin on security, medical and travel-related issues.


Brazil finds 'food not fit for consumption' at hotels hosting World Cup teams
Brazilian authorities have confiscated food "not fit for consumption" from two hotels that will host the English and Italian national teams during the upcoming World Cup competition in Brazil.


Thailand coup: A cheat sheet to get you up to speed
Thailand's military declared Thursday that it has taken control of the country in a coup.


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused severe illness and death in people from several countries. On May 11, 2014, the second imported case was confirmed in a traveler to the United States.


World Cup in Brazil, June 12 - July 13, 2014
The World Cup is slated to run from June 12 to July 13 in a dozen host cities across Brazil. Brasilia's high hopes - and the billions it has spent to prepare - are tempered by a myriad of security concerns and logistical challenges that could pose challenges for visitors.


Member was studying abroad in Australia and during break, went to New Zealand.  While hiking, fell, fracturing ankle...