Destination Specific Compliance

University officials should be mindful of compliance regulations regarding countries, individuals, and organizations subject to economic sanctions or embargoes. 

Travel to Cuba

Restrictions on travel to Cuba from the United States for all American citizens and U.S. residents continue to change. Please review the information below when considering travel to Cuba. 

On September 24, 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the regulations concerning categories of authorized travel to Cuba and imposed additional conditions on authorized travel. Information on these updates can be found on the ORS website

If you are contemplating Cuba travel, please visit the Office of Research Services for the most up to date guidance. 

OFAC Overview of Cuba Sanctions  

OFAC Guidance on Travel to Cuba  

OFAC Cuba Travel FAQs

Travel to Iran

Anyone traveling on behalf of Penn, regardless of nationality or passport used, is subject to the OFAC regulations and may require a license from the U.S. government before engaging in certain activities in Iran or with Iranians.

Visit Iran Sanctions & Travel for the latest information from the Office of Export Control.

Travel to OFAC Sanctioned Countries

The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals. If your destination is under an OFAC sanction, additional documentation and licenses may be required in order to travel. 

ORS Guidance on Sanctioned and Embargoed Countries

OFAC Sanctions Program & Country Information