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International Travel Policy: Travel to High-Risk Destinations

Per UC Davis policy, travel to high-risk destinations is subject to review by the Travel Advisory Committee. All travelers to such destinations are encouraged to review the U.S. Department of State’s Travel to High-Risk Areas webpage.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff planning travel to “Very High Threat” destinations, as listed below, must email a detailed itinerary of their proposed travel to travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu no less than three weeks prior to planned departure date. Faculty and staff may appeal travel to “Very High Threat” destinations not approved by the Travel Advisory Committee.

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 and Luhansk), Venezuela (Caracas and Valencia), and Yemen. 

Very High Threat destinations current as of May 21, 2018.

Graduate Students

Graduate students planning travel to “High Threat” or "Very High Threat" destinations must email a detailed itinerary of their proposed travel to travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu no less than three weeks prior to planned departure date. Graduate student travel to "Very High Threat" destinations is subject to review by the Travel Advisory Committee.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students planning travel to “High Threat” destinations, as listed below, must email a detailed itinerary of their proposed travel to travelsecurity@ucdavis.edu no less than three weeks prior to planned departure date. 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), 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 May 21, 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.