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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
September 2021: ITRC Restricted Destinations 
  • Afghanistan
  • Belarus
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Mozambique
  • North Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • 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 

Albania

State Department Travel Advisory

Andorra

State Department Travel Advisory

Argentina

State Department Travel Advisory

Aruba

State Department Travel Advisory 

The Bahamas

State Department Travel Advisory

Bangladesh

State Department Travel Advisory 

Bhutan

State Department Travel Advisory

Botswana

State Department Travel Advisory 

British Virgin Islands

State Department Advisory

Burkina Faso

State Department Travel Advisory

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Ebola Update from WHO

State Department Travel Advisory

Congo, Republic of the

State Department Travel Advisory

Curacao

State Department Travel Advisory

Cyprus

State Department Travel Advisory 

Egypt

State Department Travel Advisory 

El Salvador

State Department Travel Advisory

France

State Department Travel Advisory

French Polynesia

State Department Travel Advisory 

French West Indies

State Department Travel Advisory

Greece

State Department Travel Advisory 

Guatemala

State Department Travel Advisory 

Guinea-Bissau

State Department Travel Advisory

Haiti
State Department Travel Advisory
Honduras

State Department Travel Advisory

Iceland

State Department Travel Advisory

Ireland

State Department Travel Advisory 

Israel, West Bank and Gaza

State Department Travel Advisory

Lebanon

State Department Travel Advisory

Macedonia

State Department Travel Advisory

Malta

State Department Travel Advisory

Marshall Islands

State Department Travel Advisory 

Mexico

State Department Travel Advisory 

Moldova

State Department Travel Advisory

Montenegro

State Department Travel Advisory

Morocco

State Department Travel Advisory

Nicaragua

State Department Travel Advisory

Niger

State Department Travel Advisory 

Nigeria

State Department Travel Advisory

Pakistan

State Department Travel Advisory

Portugal

State Department Travel Advisory 

Portugal

State Department Travel Advisory 

Puerto Rico and Other U.S. Territories

Guidelines from Discover Puerto Rico

Saint Lucia

State Department Travel Advisory

Sint Maarten

State Department Travel Advisory

South Africa

State Department Travel Advisory 

Spain

State Department Travel Advisory

Sudan

State Department Travel Advisory

Switzerland

State Department Travel Advisory 

Thailand

State Department Travel Advisory

Turkey

State Department Travel Advisory

Ukraine

State Department Travel Advisory

United Kingdom

State Department Travel Advisory