Restricted Regions List

No student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a location on the Restricted Regions List (PDF).

Download an explanation of the criteria and ratings (PDF) for 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

Extreme Risk

All international locations with:

  • International SOS (ISOS) EXTREME Medical or Travel Risk rating, or
  • U.S. Department of State (USDOS) Travel Advisory Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL

High Risk

All international locations with:

  • ISOS HIGH Travel Risk rating, or
  • USDOS Travel Advisory Level 3: RECONSIDER TRAVEL, or
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Travel Notice: WARNING LEVEL 3