Travel Warnings


*** SPECIAL ALERTS***

Worldwide Caution from the U.S. State Department

Europe Travel Alert from the U.S. State Department

Zika virus in Central & South America and the Caribbean

Important information about Zika virus and pregnancy

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017


Study, Travel and Research in Countries under Travel Warnings

All student and faculty university-related travel must be registered in the UNC Global Travel Registry.

At Carolina, there are many opportunities for international education and research through organized study-abroad programs, more informal educational trips and independent study and research funded in whole or in part through the University. As our global engagement increases, additional risk is inevitable as activities are affected by war, terrorism, political unrest, natural catastrophes and epidemics worldwide. The University endeavors to balance the value of participation in international educational activities against the potential risk to its students and employees of such participation. In balancing these factors, the University relies on information from the U.S. Department of State and its Travel Warnings and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and its Travel Notices. Consequently, the University has developed its Policy Concerning Global Study, Travel, and Research, which regulates activities in countries for which the Department of State has issued a Travel Warning and countries for which the Centers for Disease Control has issued a Travel Notice.

 

 Traffic light Level 3 (Red) – High Risk: No Student Travel, No Waiver Accepted
Countries in which conditions have prompted the State Department and/or the CDC to forbid, restrict or otherwise urge U.S. citizens to defer all travel there, designated as “Red” countries. 
Level 2 (Yellow) – Heightened Risk: Special Student Travel Waiver Required Countries in which the ordinary risk of travel is heightened due to certain conditions, designated as “Yellow” countries.
Level 1 (Green) – Routine Travel: General Release Required Countries to which travel is routine and without significantly heightened risks, designated as “Green” countries.

 

Level 3 (Red)
High Risk
Level 2 (Yellow)
Heightened Risk


 

Level 1 (Green) Routine Travel
No student travel – and
no waiver accepted
Faculty Travel – requires Global Travel Registry entry and consultation with the Office of the Provost.  Please call 919.962.2198
Special Student Travel Waiver Required: To travel to a country in the Level 2 Yellow category, students must sign a travel risk waiver when registering in the Global Travel Registry. Anyone under 18 years of age must contact Andrew Hunt in the Office of the Provost for a hard-copy waiver which requires a parent/guardian signature.Faculty Travel – requires Global Travel Registry entry. General Risk Acknowledgement: Students traveling to countries in the Level 1 Green category must acknowledge a general travel release statement when registering their trip in the Global Travel Registry.
Afghanistan
Burundi
Central African Republic
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gaza (Israel)
Honduras
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
Mali
North Korea (Democratic People’s Rep.)
Pakistan
Republic of South Sudan
Somalia
Syria
Venezuela
Yemen
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Bonaire
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Chad
Colombia
Costa Rica
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
French Guiana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Iran
Israel & West Bank (not incl. Gaza)
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mexico
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory)
Qatar
Saba
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sint Eustatius
Sint Maarten
Sudan
Suriname
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
U.S. Virgin Islands
All others

 

UNC’s Global Travel Registry and Travel Warnings are managed by:

Andrew Hunt, Global Travel Risk Programs Specialist
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
E-mail: andrew_hunt@unc.edu
Phone: +1.919.962.2198