International Travel Guidelines

Recent Updates

Entry Requirements for Cuba

Travel to Cuba is regulated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Travel to Cuba is heavily restricted and is generally restricted to traveler who fall under specific licenses or travel categories.

Fact Sheet: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States (Department of Homeland Security)

The aviation security enhancements will include requiring that all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone be placed in checked baggage at 10 airports in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates where flights are departing for the United States.

Executive Order on Immigration

International students and scholars at UC Davis who need support or have questions about international travel should contact Services for International Students and Scholars or visit their page on the Executive Order on Immigration.

Updated University of California Guidance (June 27, 2017)

University of California - Frequently Asked Questions for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property

Frequently Asked Questions on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States Department of Homeland Security (June 29, 2017)

International Requirements

Check Passport and Entry Visa requirements for destination through the foreign consular offices in the U.S. or alternative fee-based provider.

U.S. Department of State/Center for Disease Control

Check U.S. Department of State Website for travel warnings and alerts

Enroll in U.S Department of State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)\

Review CDC guidance on vaccinations/health precautions

UC Davis Ebola Advisory

University of California

Register for UC Travel Insurance.

Travelers leaving California must complete the Travel Insurance Form, unless their travel arrangements have been made through Connexxus, then the insurance process is automated. In 2001 Risk Management Services purchased "AD&D" travel insurance coverage for foreign travel. This  policy is basically designed to provide coverage for accidents that occur during travel abroad (UC academic or business-related activity). It covers students, staff, faculty and their respective "others" who travel with them. See Business Travel Insurance (BUS-74) for further details.

Upon registering for travel insurance, you will receive automatic travel alerts for your destination(s) from iJet (UC's integrated risk management provider).

You can use iJet's Worldcue Planner to begin planning and get travel intelligence before you purchase your tickets or register for insurance.

UC Davis travelers can call the phone number on the insurance card (that is received when the trip is registered) for legal referrals and embassy and consular referrals.

University of California International Travel Compliance, Basic export compliance advice

UC Davis

Review the UC Davis Foreign Travel Page (Accounting and Financial Services)

Review the UC DavisTrip Planning (Safety Services)

Update your delegates in your MyTravel profile

Determine Foreign Daily Per Diem Rates for destination

When requesting reimbursement for travel to another country, actual or per diem can be requested for lodging and for meals and incidental expenses (M&IE), all other expenses are reimbursed at actual costs.  Details on reimbursement rates and conditions are in Appendix B of Business and Finance Bulletin G-28.

Travel with students

UC Davis Regulations and Legislation: Policy and Procedure Section 370-10, Student Off-Campus Trip Insurance

If students are traveling as part of a campus sponsored program to a country with a travel alert or warning in effect, you may wish to consult the International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC). ITRAAC will evaluate the safety of proposed study abroad programs in countries with Department of State Travel Advisories and make a recommendation for or against to the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.The committee is only advisory.

Emergency Guidelines for International Programs Committee

UC Davis Forms

Orientations – Sample language: Ecuadorian Rain Forest trip


Follow departmental protocol for absence from campus.


Make copies of your passport signature/photo/visa pages, vaccination records, health insurance providers, credit card and ATM card numbers. Include phone numbers for each company. Take these copies with you, but keep them in a safe and separate location from the originals.

Notify your credit card company of the dates you will be overseas and destinations.

Notify your bank of the dates you will be overseas and destinations.