Travel Warning

Except as provided below, Brandeis University will not operate, pay for, supervise, direct, or otherwise support a research program, course or program for any students (undergraduate, graduate, professional) in a portion of a country where a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning (“Travel Warning”) is in effect with the exception of Israel.

To assure political/security evacuation coverage for individuals to the following high-threat locations, please provide travel dates and designation cities to the Office of Risk Management at least two weeks prior to departure: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. We are required to share this information with our security evacuation provider, ACE, in advance of travel.

Undergraduate study abroad students who are participating in an approved study abroad program are exempt from these guidelines.

Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students

An individual faculty member, staff member, or graduate student whose professional activities (e.g., research, teaching at a foreign institution, attendance at a conference) necessitate travel to a portion of a country where a Travel Warning is in effect and any of whose travel/research costs are paid from a university administered account may undertake such travel only after the following steps have been taken:

  1. A description of the proposed professional activities has been filed with each program, department, or school that is funding the trip and each group has approved the trip in writing based on its feasibility and importance; additionally, the individual's department chair and dean have also approved the trip in writing.
  2. The faculty member, staff member, or graduate student has signed an Assumption of Risk and Release Agreement form to the Office of Risk Management indicating that he or she understands the risks involved in travel to this location and releasing the university from any liability.
  3. The faculty member, staff member, or student has appropriate health insurance approved by the Office of Risk Management.

•    Evidence of compliance with a., b., and c. is on file with the Office of Risk Management.

Undergraduate Students

All Brandeis University undergraduate students, except those participating in an approved study abroad program, are subject to the University Undergraduate International Travel Policy and Procedures, which require suspension of current and future educational activities in any country subject to the Warning, but allows for a review and grant of permission to operate in certain circumstances. They must also submit an Assumption of Risk and Release Agreement form to the Office of Risk Management.


Undergraduate study abroad participants planning to study in a country with a travel warning in effect must submit a Study Abroad Travel Warning Waiver to the Office of Study Abroad before departing for their program.