Columbia University

Global Travel

Advisories, Alerts and Warnings

University policy states that all persons participating in international Columbia Travel should closely review information, alerts, warnings, and other guidance issued by the U.S. Department of State, International SOS (ISOS)—the University’s current Travel Emergency Assistance company—health authorities, and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Use the links in the three gray boxes below.

Columbia Travel to/and activities within sanctioned countries may be subject to additional restrictions by the U.S. Government. For a list of currently sanctioned countries, please see U.S. Sanctions and Travel.

For more details, see the Columbia University International Travel Planning Policy.

If you have any questions, please email us at

CU Travel Advisories

All Columbia travelers are required to comply with Travel Advisories issued by the Office of the Provost. Please review them to ensure that you are in compliance prior to continuing with travel preparations.

Current Travel Advisory:

Department of State

Close care should be taken for countries or specific regions where a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Travel Alert has been issued. Refer to the U.S. Department of State web page on International Travel.


Columbia partners with International SOS (ISOS), an International Travel Emergency Assistance company. The ISOS website includes medical and security tools for pre-travel planning and country-specific information.

ISOS can also provide more tailored security advice regarding intended itineraries. Make sure to research your destination before traveling.