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
The university uses the following criteria to determine what countries or areas are designated “high-risk”:
- Countries with current U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings.
- 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.
- 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.”