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Policy on International Travel to Countries Presenting Increased Risk

The U.S. Department of State has developed a rating system of travel advisories for each country around the world.  This system provides both a numeric, descriptive, and color-coded system that details health and safety conditions for travel. Please visit the State Department's web site for a list of all current Travel Advisories.

Purpose:  This policy addresses concerns about the health and safety of students during international travel to countries with a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4.  The University of Richmond does not allow University-sponsored student travel to Level 4 countries or regions.  Students planning to travel to countries (or regions within a country) with an advisory level 3 are required to submit a petition and receive approval from the Office of International Education prior to departure.

Scope:  This policy applies to enrolled University of Richmond students participating in international educational travel under University sponsorship.

Policy details: Click here to download full petition policy details (PDF)

Petition Forms:
Student petition form

Questions about this policy should be directed to the Director of Study Abroad in Office of the International Education.

(last updated 11/02/2018)