Identifying High-Risk Destinations
International Safety and Security uses the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory level to determine which countries require review and approval for university-related travel. For more information on using the lists below, visit the High-Risk Destinations page.
Travelers should review the latest university guidance on international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Department of State categorizes countries and/or regions on scale of 1 to 4, Exercise Normal Caution to Do Not Travel. The levels are assigned based on the prevalence of specific categories of risk in the destination country. The country and regional levels, as well as the risks, are explained below. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State's Consular Information Frequently Asked Questions.
The travel advisory for each country may be found on the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory webpage.