Countries Subject to CU Travel Advisories

The following countries may be subject to travel restriction. Please contact [email protected] if you are planning Columbia-related travel to any of the countries listed below.

Countries Subject to Comprehensive U.S. Sanctions

  • The Crimea, Donetsk (DNR) and Luhansk (LNR) Regions of Ukraine
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Russia*
  • Syria
  • Venezuela

For additional information, please visit: https://research.columbia.edu/economic-sanctions-and-restricted-parties

For research related travel, please contact the Office of Research Compliance & Training at [email protected]. For non-research related travel, please contact Global Travel at [email protected].

Countries in International SOS (ISOS) Evacuation Status of “Stand-by” or Higher

Stand-by

Stand-by Alerts are issued when ISOS identifies a high level of risk to people, and are issued only in response to events that present a clear danger to the safety of travelers and expatriates. With a Stand-by alert, ISOS authorizes the evacuation for scholastic clients. 

  • Chad
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
Evacuate: Non-Essential Personnel (the second highest alert of ISOS) 

Evacuate: Non-Essential Personnel are issued when ISOS determines that business is severely disrupted and there is a critical risk to the safety of staff, travelers, and expatriates.

  • Central African Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Myanmar
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Venezuela
Evacuate: Full Evacuation (the highest alert of ISOS) 

Evacuate: Full Evacuation (the highest alert of ISOS) are issued when ISOS determines that, “the safety or security situation in country or a particular location makes it unsafe to remain, or where the subsequent means for evacuation are going to be virtually non-existent. These decisions are made in consultation with medical and security professionals, consular and government sources, staff and clients.”

  • Afghanistan
  • Haiti
  • Somalia
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen