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Elevated-Risk Destinations

The countries, cities, and regions below are deemed elevated-risk. If travel involving students, alumni, or the public includes a destination listed in the middle column, a petition to travel must be submitted to ITART.  You may also refer to the International SOS Global Risk Ratings for more information on your destination. 

There is a CDC Global Level 3 Travel Notice in effect and as such: staff, faculty, and graduate students need to petition to engage in essential international travel on Cornell business, no undergraduate students may travel internationally on Cornell business. Please see here for more information. When the COVID-19 related CDC Notice drops below Level 1 for any destination, the list below will take effect for all student travel. Until then, ALL Cornell-related, essential student travel must be approved by petition.

Please note: If your destination is not listed here, students, staff, and faculty are still required to register international Cornell travel in the standard registry.

Country Petition ITART if traveling to... Risk Rating
Afghanistan Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
Algeria Anywhere in the country High Travel
Angola North-east of Cabinda exclave High Travel
Armenia Border with Azerbaijan High Travel
Azerbaijan Armenian border areas and Nagorno-Karabakh High Travel
Bangladesh Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dhaka High Travel
Benin Border with Burkina Faso and Niger High Travel
Brazil Deprived areas of major urban centers High Travel
Burkina Faso Anywhere in the country High Travel- Extreme Medical
Burundi Anywhere in the country High Travel- Extreme Medical
Cameroon Areas of Extreme North region bordering Nigeria Extreme Travel
Cameroon Bakassi peninsula, border with Central African Republic, extreme north, northwest and southwest regions High Travel
Central African Republic Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
Chad Areas west of Bol in Lac province, Borkou, Ennedi East, Ennedi West and Tibesti provinces; areas within 18 miles (30km) of borders with Sudan, CAR High Travel
Colombia Cali, areas affected by guerrilla activity, including border areas with Venezuela, Ecuador High Travel
Congo Areas in Likouala and Sangha departments within 20 miles (32km) of border with Central African Republic High Travel
Congo (DRC) Anywhere in the country High Travel
Côte d'Ivoire Areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Liberian border in the Montagnes and Bas-Sassandra districts High Travel
Cuba Does not require ITART approval but sanctions necessitate additional steps- see information here and contact export control Sanctions
Ecuador Colombian border areas

High Travel

Egypt North Sinai Extreme Travel
Egypt Western Desert High Travel
El Salvador Anywhere in the country High Travel
Eritrea Anywhere in the country High Travel- Extreme Medical
Ethiopia Somali region and areas bordering Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan High Travel
Georgia Abkhazia and South Ossetia High Travel
Guatemala Guatemala City, Chiquimula, Petén, Zacapa and Izabal departments High Travel
Guinea Anywhere in the country Extreme Medical
Haiti Anywhere in the country High Travel- Extreme Medical
Honduras Anywhere in the country High Travel
India

Asom (Assam), Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, non-coastal districts of Odisha (Orissa), eastern areas of Maharashtra, Kasshmir division and parts of Jammu division (both Jammu and Kashmir union territory)

High Travel

High Travel

Indonesia Papua, West Papua

High Travel

Iran Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition Sanctions Travel
Iraq Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
Jamaica West Kingston, Spanish Town High Travel
Kenya Nairobi; the northern counties of Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo, the Somali-border counties of Wajir, Mandera, Garissa and Lamu High Travel
Kyrgyzstan Batken province, the international border regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces High Travel
Lebanon Anywhere in the country Special Advisory
Liberia Anywhere in the country Extreme Medical
Libya Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
Madagascar Anosy (except its capital Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro)) and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions (south-east) High Travel
Mali Border with Mauritania, northern half of Segou region High Travel
Mali Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Mopti, Taoudeni and Timbuktu regions Extreme Travel
Mauritania Eastern desert areas High Travel
Mexico Baja California, Chihuahua, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz states

High Travel

Mozambique Macomia, Meluco, Mocimboa da Praia, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma and Quissanga districts (all Cabo Delgado province) High Travel
Myanmar Insurgency-affected and other border areas (except Indian border); far northern Rakhine state High Travel
Nepal South High Travel
Niger Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
Nigeria Anywhere in the country High Travel
North Korea Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition Sanctions- Extreme Medical
Pakistan Anywhere in the country High Travel
Palestinian Territories Gaza Extreme Travel
Panama Darién High Travel
Papua New Guinea Anywhere in the country High Travel
Peru Ene, Apurimac and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM) High Travel
Philippines South-west Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago

High Travel

Russia The North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia High Travel
Sao Tome and Principe Anywhere in the country Extreme Medical
Saudi Arabia Iraq border areas, Yemen border areas

High Travel

Sierra Leone Anywhere in the country Extreme Medical
Somalia Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
South Africa High-density, low-income urban areas

High Travel

South Sudan Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical
Sudan Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition Sanctions Travel
Syria Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition Extreme Travel- Sanctions
Syrian Arab Republic Anywhere in the country Extreme Medical
Tajikistan Afghan border; Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast High Travel
Thailand Southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, Pattani and the southern districts of Songkhla province High Travel
Togo Northern areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Burkina Faso border High Travel
Trinidad and Tobago Laventille, Beetham High Travel
Tunisia Libyan border areas; areas within 25 miles (40km) of the Algerian border; Mount Chaambi, Mount Mgilla, Mount Salloum and Mount Sammama High Travel
Turkey Areas within ten miles (16km) of the Syrian border, Hakkari, Sirnak, Diyarbakir provinces High Travel
Turkmenistan Afghan border High Travel
Uganda Areas within 18.6 miles (30km) of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan borders High Travel
Ukraine Eastern border regions (Donetsk and Luhansk) Extreme Travel
Uzbekistan Afghan, Kyrgyz borders, Fergana Valley High Travel
Venezuela Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition High Travel- Extreme Medical- Sanctions
Yemen Anywhere in the country Extreme Travel- Extreme Medical