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Travel Alerts

Information and guidance about international travel for students, faculty & staff.

We take the safety of our students, faculty and staff very seriously. Before you travel or consider traveling, it is your responsibility to review and understand the potential risks involved. 

International Travel Policy & ITRC

Under the Policy for Travel to University Travel Advisory Countries all students, undergraduate and graduate, must check the W&M Travel Risk Rating below for each country prior to engaging in international travel to see if the destination is restricted or if there is a W&M Advisory that requires and application and further review by the International Travel Review Committee (ITRC).  

Restricted Destinations

Restricted Destinations comprise those countries currently prohibited due to extreme health, safety or security risks. University-related travel for undergraduate students is prohibited. Students cannot be required to participate in activities in this destination. Regular (annual) educational programs may be suspended and subject to further review or evaluation. Evacuation of undergraduate students is required (and may be necessary for graduate or professional students as well as faculty and staff). Current Restricted Destinations are listed below:

a list of prohibited travel countries
May 2022: ITRC Restricted Destinations 
  • Afghanistan
  • Belarus
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Mozambique
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
Presidential Proclamation: Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease

On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation

W&M Travel Risk Warnings

Below is a list of countries (in alphabetical order), that are under W&M warning or alert. When you click on a country name, a drop-down menu will appear showing links to any alerts or warnings from the U.S. State Department and/or Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but for the most current information and health advice, visit the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control websites. 

Countries designated as W&M advisory only take into account health and safety conditions, not entry requirements.

Please Note: William & Mary is not responsible for additional costs associated with quarantining overseas.

The ITRC has reviewed all the countries and through careful vetting, faculty input, U.S. and other government resources and security provider analysis has determined that the following destinations merit a W&M travel advisory. The ITRC reserves the right to add or remove a country from this list based on a regularly monthly review or more frequently should circumstances dictate.

a list of countries with travel advisories
U.S. Government multi-country advisories 

Worldwide Caution for Terrorism

CDC: COVID

CDC: Chikungunya

CDC: MERS in Arabian Peninsula

CDC: Zika Virus 

Azerbaijan

State Department Travel Advisory

Brunei

State Department Travel Advisory

Burkina Faso

State Department Travel Advisory

Burma (Myanmar)

State Department Travel Advisory

Burundi

State Department Travel Advisory

Cayman Islands

State Department Travel Advisory

Chad

State Department Travel Advisory

China

State Department Travel Advisory

Colombia

State Department Travel Advisory

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Ebola Update from WHO

CDC Warning 3: Volcano Eruption

State Department Travel Advisory

Cote d'Ivoire

State Department Travel Advisory

Egypt

State Department Travel Advisory

El Salvador

State Department Travel Advisory

Ethiopia

State Department Travel Advisory

Guadeloupe

CDC Level 4 COVID Warning

Guatemala

State Department Travel Advisory 

Guinea-Bissau 

State Department Travel Advisory

Guyana

State Department Travel Advisory

Haiti
State Department Travel Advisory
Honduras

State Department Travel Advisory

Hong Kong

State Department Travel Advisory

Iran

State Department Travel Advisory

Jamaica

State Department Travel Advisory

Japan

State Department Travel Advisory

Kiribati

State Department Travel Advisory

Kosovo

State Department Travel Advisory

Laos

State Department Travel Advisory

Lebanon

State Department Travel Advisory

Macau

State Department Travel Advisory

Mali

State Department Travel Advisory

Marshall Islands

State Department Travel Advisory 

Mauritania

State Department Travel Advisory

Micronesia

State Department Travel Advisory

Moldova

State Department Travel Advisory

New Zealand

State Department Travel Advisory

Nicaragua

State Department Travel Advisory

Niger

State Department Travel Advisory

Nigeria

State Department Travel Advisory

Pakistan

State Department Travel Advisory

Panama

State Department Travel Advisory

Papua New Guinea

State Department Travel Advisory

Poland

State Department Travel Advisory

Samoa

State Department Travel Advisory

Saudi Arabia

State Department Travel Advisory

Slovenia

State Department Travel Advisory

Solomon Island

State Department Travel Advisory

Somalia

State Department Travel Advisory

Sri Lanka

State Department Travel Advisory

Sudan

State Department Travel Advisory

Taiwan

State Department Travel Advisory

Tonga

State Department Travel Advisory

Turkmenistan

State Department Travel Advisory

Tuvalu

State Department Travel Advisory

Uganda

State Department Travel Advisory

United Arab Emirates

State Department Travel Advisory

Vanuatu

State Department Travel Advisory