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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. 

*note, if your destination is not listed here, students, staff, and faculty traveling with students 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
Algeria Anywhere in the country High
Angola North-east of Cabinda exclave High
Armenia Border with Azerbaijan High
Azerbaijan Armenian border areas and Nagorno-Karabakh High
Bangladesh Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dhaka High
Benin Border with Burkina Faso and Niger High
Bolivia Anywhere in the country Special Advisory
Brazil Deprived areas of major urban centers High
Burkina Faso Anywhere in the country High-Extreme
Burundi Bubanza and Cibitoke provinces, Bujumbura Rural province High
Cameroon Areas of Extreme North region bordering Nigeria Extreme
Cameroon Bakassi peninsula, border with Central African Republic, extreme north, northwest and southwest regions High
Central African Republic Anywhere in the country Extreme
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
China All mainland China- Faculty/Staff included CDC Warning-Level 3, Special Advisory
Colombia Cali, areas affected by guerrilla activity, including border areas with Venezuela, Ecuador High
Congo Areas in Likouala and Sangha departments within 20 miles (32km) of border with Central African Republic High
Congo (DRC) Anywhere in the country High
Côte d'Ivoire Areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Liberian border in the Montagnes and Bas-Sassandra districts High
Cuba Does not require ITART approval but sanctions necessitate additional steps- see information here and contact export control Sanctions
Ecuador Colombian border areas High
Egypt North Sinai Extreme
Egypt Western Desert High
El Salvador Anywhere in the country High
Eritrea Ethiopian, Sudanese, Djiboutian borders High
Ethiopia Somali region and areas bordering Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan High
Georgia Abkhazia and South Ossetia High
Guatemala Guatemala City, Chiquimula, Petén, Zacapa and Izabal departments High
Haiti Anywhere in the country High
Honduras Anywhere in the country High
India Asom (Assam), Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, non-coastal districts of Odisha (Orissa), eastern areas of Maharashtra and parts of the Kashmir valley High
Indonesia Papua, West Papua High
Iran Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition High- Sanctions
Iraq Anywhere in the country Extreme
Jamaica West Kingston, Spanish Town High
Kenya Nairobi; the northern counties of Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo, the Somali-border counties of Wajir, Mandera, Garissa and Lamu High
Kyrgyzstan Batken province, the international border regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces High
Lebanon Anywhere in the country Special Advisory
Libya Anywhere in the country Extreme
Madagascar Anosy (except its capital Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro)) and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions (south-east) High
Mali Border with Mauritania,northern half of Segou region High
Mali Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Mopti, Mopti city,​ Taoudeni and Timbuktu regions Extreme
Mauritania Eastern desert areas High
Mexico Baja California, Chihuahua, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz states High
Mozambique Macomia, Meluco, Mocimboa da Praia, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma and Quissanga districts (all Cabo Delgado province) High
Myanmar Insurgency-affected and other border areas (except Indian border); far northern Rakhine state High
Nepal South High
Niger

Areas of Tillaberi region bordering Mali and Burkina Faso; departments of Tera, Tillaberi Ouallam and Filinque in Tillaberi region

Areas of Diffa region bordering Borno state (Nigeria) and Lac region (Chad)

High-Extreme
Nigeria Anywhere in the country High
North Korea Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition Sanctions
Pakistan Anywhere in the country High
Palestinian Territories Gaza Extreme
Panama Darién High
Papua New Guinea Anywhere in the country High
Peru Ene, Apurimac and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM) High
Philippines South-west Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago High
Russia The North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia High
Saudi Arabia Iraq border areas, Yemen border areas High
Somalia Anywhere in the country Extreme
South Africa High-density, low-income urban areas High
South Sudan Anywhere in the country Extreme
Sudan Darfur, South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile states- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition High- Sanctions
Syria Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition Extreme- Sanctions
Tajikistan Afghan border; Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast High
Thailand Southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, Pattani and the southern districts of Songkhla province High
Togo Northern areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Burkina Faso border High
Trinidad and Tobago Laventille, Beetham High
Tunisia Libyan border areas; areas within 25 miles (40km) of the Algerian border; Mount Chaambi, Mount Mgilla, Mount Salloum and Mount Sammama High
Turkey Areas within ten miles (16km) of the Syrian border, Hakkari, Sirnak, Diyarbakir provinces High
Turkmenistan Afghan border High
Uganda Areas within 18.6 miles (30km) of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan borders High
Ukraine Eastern border regions (Donetsk and Luhansk) Extreme
Uzbekistan Afghan, Kyrgyz borders, Fergana Valley High
Venezuela Anywhere in the country- sanctions necessitate additional steps - contact export control before filing ITART petition High- Sanctions- CDC Level 3
Yemen Anywhere in the country Extreme