Planning Columbia-Related International Travel

All Columbia affiliates are required to comply with the International Travel Planning Policy (ITPP) when conducting Columbia-related International Travel.

Columbia University utilizes the Travel Risk Ratings produced by International SOS (ISOS), Elevated Evacuation Statuses, and CU Travel Restrictions to determine the pre-travel requirements for Columbia affiliates. 


For the country list: ISOS Travel Risk Ratings. ISOS Evacuation Status, and CU Travel Restrictions. Please note this list is updated weekly or as necessary (latest update November 29, 2022). When planning travel, verify your destination's ISOS Travel Risk rating.


ITPP and International Travel Restrictions Travel Requirements

Undergraduate Students must comply with the Undergraduate International Travel Policy which includes a separate process of the ISOS itinerary review. 

International Travel Planning Policy Requirements

All CU-related international travel is required to be registered in ISOS MyTrips.

 

*Global Travel will effectuate secure written approvals once the traveler has completed the Elevated Travel Risk Approval Form.

Procedure for Graduate Students Requesting CU-Related International Travel

  1. Determine your destination's ISOS Travel Risk Rating, Evacuation Status, and any CU-related Travel Restrictions;
  2. Follow the below applicable chart depending upon the ISOS Travel Risk Rating and Elevated Evacuation Status:

 

For Travel to ISOS Medium, High, and/or Extreme Travel Risk; and locations with an Elevated Evacuation Status:

Email [email protected] for more information.

International Travel Planning Policy Requirements

  • For travel to Medium, High, and Extreme Risk locations, strongly encouraged to have itinerary reviewed by ISOS. 
  • For travel to locations with an ISOS Elevated Evacuation Status of (1) Stand-by, (2) Evacuate: Non-Essential Personnel, or (3) Evacuate: Full Evacuation locations:

All CU-related international travel is required to be registered in ISOS MyTrips.

*Global Travel will effectuate secure written approvals once the traveler has completed the Elevated Travel Risk Approval Form.

Additional information

Officers of Instruction, Officers of Research, Officers of the Libraries, Postdoctoral Fellow/Scholars traveling with students must ensure that all student travelers have complied with all pre-departure travel requirements.

International Travel Planning Policy Requirements

All CU-related international travel is required to be registered in ISOS MyTrips.

 

*Global Travel will effectuate secure written approvals once the traveler has completed the Elevated Travel Risk Approval Request Form.

Columbia travelers must take an active role in addressing administrative, health and safety concerns inherent to international travel. If you are planning a trip abroad, recognize that certain regions require special considerations due to political, cultural, legal or health-related reasons. Your careful review and consideration of the current state of your travel destination(s) is critical to your trip’s success.