Elevated Risk Regions

Criteria for Elevated Risk Regions

Updated: 10.03.2022

Countries and regions meeting one or more of the following criteria are considered “Elevated Risk Regions,” and are subject to additional review and authorization under the University’s International Travel Policy in order to promote safety and mitigate risk:

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
    – Traveler Health Notice Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel.
  • International SOS (ISOS)
    – Extreme travel risk rating or High travel risk rating.
  • U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
    Countries subject to comprehensive sanctions programs administered by OFAC.
  • Countries or regions which, in the discretion of the Travel Review Committee, pose elevated risk to Georgetown University travelers due to current conditions, alerts, or notifications (e.g., active state of emergency). Travelers will be alerted at the time of application if their proposed destination falls within this category.