Travel Warnings


*** SPECIAL ALERT: Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia ***


Study, Travel and Research in Countries under Travel Warnings

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. See instructions below to obtain a special student travel waiver form.
Level 1 (Green) – Routine Travel: General Release Required Countries to which travel is routine and without significantly heightened risks, designated as “Green” countries. See instructions below to download the General Travel Release Form.

 

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


 

Level 1 (Green) Routine Travel
No student travel – and
no waiver accepted
Special Student Travel Waiver Required: To travel to a country in the Level 2 Yellow category, students must acknowledge 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. General Travel Release Form: Students traveling to countries in the Level 1 Green category should download and complete the general travel release form and submit it to the department sponsoring or affiliated with the student’s travel.
Afghanistan
Eritrea
Gaza (Israel)
Guinea
Iraq
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
North Korea (Democratic People’s Rep.)
Pakistan
Republic of South Sudan
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Syria
Ukraine
Yemen
Algeria
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
El Salvador
Haiti
Honduras
Iran
Israel & West Bank (not incl. Gaza)
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Philippines
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
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