On January 10th, the U.S. Department of State implemented a new travel advisory system replacing the “Warning” and “Alert” designations. The new system assigns a category of 1: Exercise normal precautions, 2: Exercise increased caution, 3: Reconsider travel, 4: Do not travel, to individual countries (and some regions).
While we assess and contrast the new system with the old, UCF will continue to consider travel to destinations previously under “warning” as restricted. A list of the countries for which you wish to travel to, on UCF business, which require Provost approval, and are subject to the Restricted Travel Policy, is found below. Note faculty exemptions at the bottom of this page.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Israel The West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of South Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen.
UCF encourages international travel in the pursuit of our global strategy and academic mission while aiming to make those travels as safe as possible. To this end, UCF constantly monitors global health, safety, and security information. In accordance with UCF Policy, Florida statutes, and U.S. law, certain destinations have been identified as “restricted”.
Regardless of destination, all faculty, staff, and students are asked to register their university sponsored international travel prior to departure. This registration entitles the traveler to automatic enrollment in the Accident/Sickness insurance policy, access to travel assistance services, and allows administrators to quickly locate travelers when an emergency occurs. Travel can be registered with UCF Abroad.