As a globally-engaged institution, Cornell encourages its students, faculty, and staff to pursue academic opportunities around the world. While there is an inherent risk associated with all travel, certain regions of the world call for heightened caution and additional preparation to ensure the health, safety, and security of the Cornell community.
CURRENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Please visit https://covid.cornell.edu/travel/ for the most current guidance on Cornell-related travel during the pandemic.
Faculty and staff members
- Faculty and staff are required to register their university-related international travel.
- Students are required to register their university-related international travel.
All students (undergraduates and graduate students) who have plans to travel to any of these high-risk destinations are required to submit their travel plans for review to the ITART committee 6-8 weeks prior to intended travel. The ITART application is accessible via Cornell's Travel Registry. Note that during the pandemic, additional guidance and restrictions are in place.
Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team - ITART
Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) reviews the health, safety, and security situation in all elevated-risk destinations using various intelligence sources including International SOS, the U.S. State Department, the CDC, and experts in the Cornell community. Cornell community members required to petition ITART for approval to travel to an elevated-risk destination can do so via Cornell's Travel Registry (the application is built into the Registry process).
ITART has two main functions:
- to advise travelers and consider requests for exceptions to the International Travel Policy prior to international travel; and
- to respond, in conjunction with International SOS, to international emergency situations.