Restricted Regions List

Important: No student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a location on the Restricted Regions List below.

View or Download the Restricted Regions List (PDF)

Travel to Restricted Regions

You must apply for approval in order to travel to a Restricted Region. Instructions and request forms can be found on the Request Restricted Region Travel Approval page.

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Understand Your Risks

Travel anywhere comes with risk. Be prepared and aware by visiting these links where you can learn more about specific risks associated with your destination:

Advisories by Governments

Some governments issue travel advisories based on perceived health and safety risks. These risks are influenced by weather, politics, or social unrest and are often regional. Listed below are a few links to government-issued travel advisories:

Risk Rating Legend

High Risk

All international locations with:

  • On Call International CRITICAL or HIGH Risk rating, or
  • U.S. Department of State (USDOS) Travel Advisory Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL or Level 3: RECONSIDER TRAVEL, or
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Travel Notice: WARNING LEVEL 3, or a COVID-19 Travel Health Notice LEVEL 4: VERY HIGH or LEVEL 3: HIGH, or
  • World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of a global pandemic.