Current Criteria for Elevated Risk Regions

Updated: 6.20.2018

The following countries and regions are considered “Elevated Risk Regions” and are subject to additional review and authorization under the University’s International Travel Policy, in order to promote safety and mitigate risk:

  1. Countries with US Department of State Travel Advisory Risk Levels of 3 or 4.
  2. Countries with US Department of State Travel Advisory Risk Levels of 1 or 2 that have areas designated as "Reconsider Travel" or "Do Not Travel" when the travel itinerary brings the individual/group to the region designated as "Reconsider Travel" or "Do Not Travel". Travelers should consult the Department of State Travel Advisories to determine the current risk level of their destination.
  3. Countries with CDC Traveler Health Notice Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel.
  4. Countries subject to comprehensive sanctions programs administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  5. Countries or regions which, in the discretion of the Travel Review Committee, pose elevated risk to Georgetown University travelers due to current conditions, alerts, or notifications (e.g., active state of emergency). Travelers will be alerted at the time of application if their proposed destination falls within this category.