As a globally-engaged institution, Cornell encourages its students, faculty and staff to pursue academic opportunities around the world. While there is 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.
Faculty and staff members
Travel to elevated- or high-risk countries is permitted but discouraged, especially if alternate venues for projects and research are available. It is strongly recommended that faculty members register their travel. Staff members are required to register university-related travel.
All students (undergraduates and graduate students) who have plans to travel to any of these destinations are required to submit their travel plans for review to the ITART committee 6-8 weeks prior to intended travel.
Regardless of destination, all undergraduate and graduate students must register their trip with Cornell's Travel Registry.
Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team - ITART
Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) reviews the security situation in all travel warning countries designated by the U.S. Department of State, and additional countries designated by our emergency assistance provider (UHC Global) in which there is a high risk. ITART has two main functions:
- to advise travelers and consider requests for exceptions to the International Travel Policy prior to international travel
- to respond, in conjunction with UHC Global Assistance, to international emergency situations