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ITART Request | Travel Warning Country
Program Terms: Travel Registry
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Program Description:

Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) has two main functions; first, to advise travelers and consider requests for exceptions to the International Travel Policy prior to international travel; second to respond, in conjunction with our emergency insurance provider FrontierMedEx, for all international emergency services.

Therefore, ITART reviews the security situation in all travel warning countries designated by the US Department of State and additional countries designated by FrontierMEDEX, in which there is a high risk. Please check the  list (link). ITART must approve of all student travel (undergraduate and graduate) that takes place in ITART review countries, including travel led by faculty members. As long as Cornell monies or credit is associated with the travel then ITART approval is required.  There are additional forms and application procedures that must be completed for ITART approval. 

A country is put on the ITART review list when: The likelihood that security issues could physically impact individuals and organizations is elevated. Incidents such as armed robbery, carjacking, civil unrest, terrorism and/or extremist activity can occur frequently in such countries. Political instability and ineffective governance may compound security and business concerns. Travelers should take extra care to guard against threats to personnel and/or facilities in these locations. Some of these countries are affected by rampant violent crime, volatile situations of civil unrest, frequent terrorist and/or extremist attacks. There may be armed conflict within or across national borders. If travel or business is undertaken in these areas, extreme vigilance is required.

ITART Review Countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia Cote D'Ivoire, Congo: The Democratic Republic of, Congo: Republic of, El Salvador, Eritrea, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Schools, colleges and other University units may have additional travel registration requirements or customized forms which must be turned in to the appropriate administrator.  Please check with your department or unit for more information. The International Gateway International Travel page has additional resources for international travel planning and risk.

As of Spring 2013 all graduates and undergraduates going to  must be reviewed.

Faculty and trip planners should fill out this trip approval based on a tentative list of the students that will be traveling with them. In the event the trip is approved all students will register in the travel registry (

Please allow 2-8 weeks for your approval to be granted. Exceptions to this time frame can be made on a case-by-case basis. Do not delay in your application based on this timeline. 

You will need the following information:

  • Emergency contacts

  • Full trip itinerary

  • Program details and specific country location risks

  • Proposed risk mitigation plan

Alexis Santí, Coordinator of Travel Safety will be in touch after your application has been submitted. Please finish all documentation.

To begin the ITART review process, click the "start applying" button.

For questions please contact Alexis Santi.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Travel Registry 2017 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.