All COVID-19 related travel petitions will be reviewed by CTRA. Please review heightened risk travel

CTRA - Committee on Travel Risk Assessment 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a separate working committee was appointed by the Provost to establish additional travel guidance. Petitions received from graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic will be reviewed by members from across the University community, specifically Global Support Services, Risk Management, the Office of Research Services and Wellness/Student Health Service.

The Committee on International Travel Risk Assessment (CITRA) is charged by the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chaired by the Director of International Risk Management.   The committee is dedicated to supporting Penn’s wide variety of research, professional development and academic opportunities abroad while ensuring the health and safety of Penn travelers. 

CITRA primary functions include the development of international travel guidelines and the review of undergraduate travel requests to locations on the Heightened Risk Regions List.  All decisions made by CITRA related to undergraduate student requests to travel to high risk destinations include the input of both the staff and faculty members of the Committee, as well as appropriate faculty and staff representatives from the student’s school.  In addition, international experts from across the University may be called upon to provide regional expertise when needed.  

If you need to get in touch with CITRA, please e-mail Jaime Molyneux.


CITRA Members

Frances Barg Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health,
Perelman School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
Nigel Cossar Director, Penn Abroad
Martine Haas Associate Professor of Management, Wharton School
Artemis Koch Executive Director, Global Support Services
James G. Dinan Professor 
Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Professor of Decision Sciences & Business Economics & Public Policy
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Justin McDaniel Professor of Religious Studies, Undergraduate Studies Chair
School of Arts and Sciences
Jaime Molyneux Director of International Risk Management
Office of Risk Management and Insurance
Sarah Paoletti Practice Professor of Law; Director, Transnational Legal Clinic