The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Advisories to provide information about the relative safety of traveling to various international destinations. The Advisories range from Level 1 (lowest) to Level 4 (highest). You can read more about the Travel Advisories and check the level for the country you plan to visit by going to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/.
According to the UWRF policy for International Education and Globalization Programs and Activities (AP-01-203), travel to countries with a Level 4 U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory is not allowed. A Level 3 U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory indicates significant safety risk for U.S. citizens, so individuals conducting university business/studying abroad may not travel to a Level 3 Travel Advisory country without written permission from the UWRF Risk Management Working Group. In order to have a travel request to a Level 3 Travel Advisory country considered, you must submit the information requested in the following form at least 8 weeks prior to planned departure:
- Level 3 Travel Advisory Travel Request.docx (Word document)
- Level 3 Travel Advisory Travel Request.pdf (PDF document)
Approval to travel to a Level 3 Travel Advisory country is not guaranteed. In addition, should a Level 3 Travel Advisory country security change and risk increase prior to your departure, you must contact the UWRF Risk Management Working group to confirm whether or not you may still continue with your planned visit to that country.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls assumes no responsibility or liability for events or injury that may occur if you travel to a Level 3 Travel Advisory country. Any contact with you before or during your travels will be conducted through your UWRF email address.