International Safety & Security

Georgetown University cares. When traveling abroad, our main priority is your health and safety.

Our team monitors the world for events that may impact Georgetown travelers and programs and works closely with on-campus and other partners to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community overseas.

For a concise overview of our office, download and share the International Safety & Security one-pager.

Travel Resources

Book Flights and Hotels

Georgetown Travel Services can help with booking travel.

Register with ISOS

International SOS provides worldwide security assistance to Georgetown travelers.

Sign up for STEP

The U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program enrolls your travel with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Department of State Travel Advisories

Tajikistan – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Reissued after periodic review with updates to risk indicators, Level 3 areas, and the “If you decide to travel” section. Exercise increased caution in Tajikistan due to terrorism, unexplo…

November 27th, 2023

Namibia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Last Update: Reissued with updates to crime. Exercise increased caution in Namibia due to crime. Country Summary: Petty crime, such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, and "smash-and-grab" at…

November 27th, 2023

See Individual Summaries – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Updated to reflect the security situation in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and travel restrictions for U.S. government employees under Chief of Mission (COM) security responsibility. Summary: Te…

November 24th, 2023

Ghana – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Updated to reflect threats against LGBTQI+ travelers. Exercise increased caution in Ghana due to crime and violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community. Some areas have increased risk. Read the e…

November 20th, 2023