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


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 this policy governing educational and other 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
Gaza (Israel)
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
North Korea (Democratic People’s Rep.)
Pakistan
Republic of South Sudan
Somalia
Syria
Yemen
Algeria
American Samoa
Aruba
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Bonaire
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Chad
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Fiji
French Guiana
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Iran
Israel & West Bank (not incl. Gaza)
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Laos
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mexico
Micronesia
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines
Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory)
Qatar
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sint Maarten
Sudan
Suriname
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
U.S. Virgin Islands
Venezuela
All others

 

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

Andrew Hunt, Executive Assistant
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
E-mail: andrew_hunt@unc.edu
Phone: +1.919.962.2198