As a globally engaged institution, Penn encourages its students, faculty and staff to pursue academic opportunities around the world. While there is an inherent risk associated with all travel, certain regions of the world call for heightened caution and additional preparation to ensure the health and safety of the Penn community. Accordingly, all university travelers are encouraged to carefully review the international travel guidance and resources contained in this website and consult the Heightened Risk Regions List prior to arranging travel.
As a reminder, registration in the Global Activities Registry (GAR) is mandatory for all Penn sponsored or affiliated student programs traveling abroad. Registration is strongly encouraged for faculty and staff traveling without students.
Click on the link above to view the current list of Heightened Risk Regions. This list includes destinations that have been identified as areas of heightened risk for academic and business travelers based on the following criteria.
*Please note that the list identifies cities or regions of heightened risk and, only in a few instances, would an entire country receive a single risk rating.