UW-Madison’s International Travel Resources, Guidelines and Policies (“International Travel Policy”) expresses the university’s dedication to the vibrant opportunities that grow from international education, research, and outreach. This policy attempts to mitigate risk present in many parts of the world with reasonable consideration for planned travel to destinations where there is heightened risk. It is not a constraint on your plans, but instead is a process that describes the university’s interest in ensuring your safety and security in the international environment.
The International Travel Policy precludes university-affiliated student travel to locations that are under a current U.S. Department of State Level 3 or Level 4 advisory or a CDC Travel Health Notice of Level 3 or Level 4; or those locations additionally identified by the Provost, upon recommendation by the UITC, as representing significant health or safety risks for the university’s travelers. Locations within countries may be characterized with different State Department travel advisories than the country itself. Travel to locations that are characterized by a Level 3 or Level 4 within a country that is characterized as a Level 1 or Level 2 are also considered under a “Travel Warning” for the purposes of this document.
If you are considering travel to a location that is under a Travel Warning, please read the International Travel Policy in its entirety. A waiver request may be submitted to the International Safety and Security Director when a student has a compelling educational reason to travel to or remain in a location under a Travel Warning. For more information, see the Travel Warning Waiver Request Process.