Travel to countries for which a U.S. Department of State travel warning is in effect and/or a CDC warning Level 3 has been issued in accordance with UCF Policy 2-903. Submit a Travel Authorization Petition to request exception. Refer to this guide for detailed instructions.
» Exceptions may be granted by the Provost or Provost Designee based on the details of the specific travel.
» Exceptions allow UCF to consider and provide additional resources to make travel as safe as possible.
» Applies to all Faculty/Staff/Students.
» To avoid undue burden, some regions within travel warning countries have been identified as “cleared for travel”. A full list of destinations governed by this policy can be found below.
» While most exception decisions take less than 10 days, some travel can require up to 90 days for applicable licenses. Please plan accordingly.
» Questions or concerns may be directed to the International Programs Health & Safety Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Process to Seek an Exception
» Complete the online Travel Authorization Petition. Refer to this guide for detailed instructions.
» This form will be routed to the Dean and Chair of your academic unit, Export Control, UCF Global for review, and the Provost/ Provost Designee for final exception decision.
» Progress of your form can be tracked via the online portal through which you submit the request.
Travel to countries under a U.S. sanction or embargo or if working on projects or with equipment of a sensitive nature.
» May require additional government approval
» Questions or concerns may be directed to the Office of Export Compliance or Michael.email@example.com
Travel to a terrorist state according to Chapter 1011 (6), Florida Statues.
» There is no process to approve travel using any university funds to the following countries: Iran, Sudan and Syria.
» “None of the state or non-state funds made available to state universities may be used to implement, organize, direct, coordinate, or administer, or to support the implementation, organization, direction, coordination, or administration of, activities related to or involving travel to a terrorist state.”
Travel to Cuba
The United States government has reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba. This action, together with the removal of Cuba from the State Department’s list of countries that sponsor terrorism, means that UCF and other public universities in Florida are no longer prohibited from using university dollars to pay for faculty travel to Cuba in furtherance of the university’s educational activities.
Your travel must still comply with the requirements for general licenses established by the federal government, or if not, a special license must be obtained, in accordance with the amended regulations announced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury.