University policy requires special permission from the University’s International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC) prior to travel based on Travel Advisory level for students* and faculty/staff leading students abroad.
Types of Travel Advisories
The U.S. State Department issues Travel Advisory Levels for all locations outside the United States. There are two types of Travel Advisories:
Country-wide Travel Advisories
Each country has a designated advisory level from 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) to 4 (Do Not Travel). The ITRAAC process refers to these as “Travel Advisories.”
If you are traveling to a Country with a Level 3 or Level 4, ITRAAC approval is required. Check your destination:
Countries with a Travel Advisory Level 3 or Level 4
Regional Travel Advisories
Select countries have within-country advisories that pertain to localities or sub-sections where higher levels of vigilance are recommended. The ITRAAC process refers to these as “Regional Travel Advisories.”
If you are traveling to a Country with a country-wide Level 1 or 2 AND a Regional Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4, ITRAAC approval may be required. Check your destination:
Countries with a Regional Travel Advisory Level 3 or Level 4
*For purposes of this University policy, “students” include undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students, residents, and fellows.