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International Travel Policy: Travel to High-Risk Destinations

Per UC Davis policy, all international travel on university business must be registered.

Additionally, travel to high-risk destinations is subject to review by the Travel Advisory Committee, as outlined below. All travelers to high-risk destinations are encouraged to review the U.S. Department of State’s Travel to High-Risk Areas webpage.

Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs

Faculty, staff, and postdocs planning travel to “Very High Threat” destinations, as listed below, must e-mail a detailed itinerary of their proposed travel to travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu no less than three weeks prior to planned departure date. The itinerary should include: (1) arrival/departure dates, (2) details of any planned site visits/side trips while in-country, (3) modes of transportation to be utilized (e.g., hired driver, taxi, bus, etc.), (4) lodging plan(s), (5) any applicable security arrangements, contact information and distance of the nearest (6) medical facility and (7) embassy / consulate, and (8) details of any prior experience in-country. Multiple travelers on identical or similar itineraries are asked to consolidate submissions into one e-mail. Faculty, staff, and postdocs may appeal travel to “Very High Threat” destinations not approved by the Travel Advisory Committee.

Sample travel itinerary
Approved faculty, staff, and postdoc travel to "Very High Threat" destinations must also be registered with the U.S. Department of State.

Very High Threat” Destinations

Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority (Gaza City), Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey (Antakya/Hatay, Hakkari, and Kilis), Ukraine (Donetsk, Luhansk, Mariupol'), Venezuela (Caracas and Valencia), and Yemen. 

Very High Threat destinations current as of November 7, 2018.

Graduate Students

Graduate students planning travel to “High Threat” or "Very High Threat" destinations must e-mail a detailed itinerary of their proposed travel to travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu no less than three weeks prior to planned departure date. The itinerary should include: (1) a screenshot of the State Department Travel Advisory for the country, (2) arrival/departure dates, (3) details of any planned site visits/side trips while in-country, (4) modes of transportation to be utilized (e.g., hired driver, taxi, bus, etc.), (5) lodging plan(s), (6) any applicable security arrangements, contact information and distance of the nearest: (7) medical facility and (8) embassy/consulate, and (9) details of any prior experience in-country. Multiple travelers on identical or similar itineraries are asked to consolidate submissions into one e-mail. Graduate student travel to "Very High Threat" destinations is subject to review by the Travel Advisory Committee.

Sample travel itinerary
Graduate student travel to "High Threat" or "Very High Threat" destinations must also be registered with the U.S. Department of State

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students planning travel to “High Threat” destinations, as listed below, must e-mail a detailed itinerary of their proposed travel to travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu no less than three weeks prior to planned departure date. The itinerary should include: (1) a screenshot of the State Department Travel Advisory for the country, (2) arrival/departure dates, (3) details of any planned site visits/side trips while in-country, (4) modes of transportation to be utilized (e.g., hired driver, taxi, bus, etc.), (5) lodging plan(s), (6) any applicable security arrangements, contact information and distance of the nearest: (7) medical facility and (8) embassy/consulate, and (9) details of any prior experience in-country. Multiple travelers on identical or similar itineraries are asked to consolidate their submissions into one e-mail. 

Sample travel itinerary
Approved undergraduate student travel to "High Threat" destinations must also be registered with the U.S. Department of State.

Undergraduate student travel to “Very High Threat” destinations is prohibited.

High Threat” Destinations

Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia (Phnom Penh), Cameroon (Maroua), Chad, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador (Guayaquil), Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India (Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir State), Indonesia (Jayapura and Timika), Iran, Israel (Jerusalem), Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mexico (Acapulco, Cananea, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Culiacan, Matamoros, Mexico City, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, and Reynosa), Mozambique (Maputo), Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Authority (West Bank), Papua New Guinea, Philippines (Cotabato City, Davao City, Zamboanga City), South Africa (Johannesburg), Sudan, Timor-Leste / East Timor (Dili), Togo, Tunisia, Turkey (Batman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli/Dersim), Ukraine (Sevastopol, Krymska Oblast), Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

High Threat destinations current as of November 7, 2018.

More Information

UC Davis travelers with general travel security questions are encouraged to contact Global Affairs at 530-752-9543 or travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu.