High-Risk Destinations

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign balances its commitment as a global university with its responsibilities to faculty, staff, and students. The university supports travel to diverse international locales while providing a process to identify locations of elevated concern.

As explained in Identifying High-Risk Destinations, the university relies on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories to identify destinations requiring additional review. This approach is balanced by evaluating travel on its own merits as described at Approval for High-Risk Destinations.

Identification of High-Risk Destinations

The identification of high-risk destinations is the same for all University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign travelers, drawing from Department of State Travel Advisories. Using one identification system allows standardized understanding, expectations, and process.

It is the traveler’s responsibility to identify high-risk destinations following the procedures at Identifying High-Risk Destinations. International Safety and Security monitors insurance enrollments and attempts to assist travelers in identifying high-risk destinations but responsibility remains on the traveler.

Approval of Travel to High-Risk Destinations

The university evaluates travel to high-risk destinations on a case-by-case basis. Factors to be considered include traveler experience, the reason for travel, support at the destination, and the nature of the risk. The process for approval is unique for:

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Student Groups
  • Faculty-Staff

For questions regarding a Travel Advisory or university approval, contact International Safety and Security for more information.