High Risk Travel

High Risk Country List

Northeastern University is committed to the health, safety and security of all members of the university community whether on campus or abroad.

The university understands international travel involves inherent risks.  Some destinations, however, pose greater risks than others to a traveler’s health and safety.

Under the university’s Policy on International Travel , students, staff and administrators may not travel to “high-risk” destinations on university travel, as defined in the policy, without prior approval.  If you are proposing to travel to, or transit through, a country that appears on the below list, you should consult with the International Security Office to confirm whether your specific destination requires a petition.    If so, you will need to submit a petition through the Global Experience Office, as described in the Petition Process page.

High Risk Country List

Afghanistan
Algeria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia (Only Phnom Penh)
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Cote d’Ivoire
Cuba
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Ecuador (Only Guayaquil)
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
India (Only Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh (except Delhi), Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, West Bengal (except Kolkata))
Indonesia (Excluding Bali)
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Kosovo
Lebanon
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
Papua New Guinea
Phillipines
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
South Africa (Only Johannesburg & Pretoria)
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
Venezuela
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zimbabwe
University Criteria

The university uses the following criteria to determine what countries or areas are designated “high-risk”:

  1. Countries with current U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings.
  2. Countries, cities, or regions designated with a risk rating of “High” (Level Four) or “Very High” (Level Five) by iJET Worldcue, the university’s international response provider. This information can be viewed on the “Location Intel” page in My Travel Plans on the myNEU portal.
  3. Areas or regions under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Notice Warning Level 3.

The university also reserves the right as its sole discretion to designate other locations as “high-risk.”