Elevated Risk Travel

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all countries and regions are considered “elevated risk” and all proposed university-related international travel will require review by the ITOC.

The International Travel Oversight Committee reviews destinations using a variety of sources, including US Department of State Travel Advisories, CDC COVID-19 Risk Ratings, other non-U.S. government advisories, and International SOS, our assistance provider’s risk ratings

The following countries and regions are considered “Elevated Risk” and are subject to additional review and authorization under the University’s International Travel Policy, in order to promote safety and mitigate risk.

  • Countries with U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Risk Levels of 3 or 4; or
  • Countries with U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Risk Levels of 1 or 2 that have areas designated as “Reconsider travel” or “Do Not Travel” when the travel itinerary brings the  individual to the high-risk region designated as “Reconsider travel” or “Do Not Travel.; or
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel Health Notice; or
  • Countries or regions which, in the discretion of the university leadership, pose an elevated risk to MUSC travelers due to significant health, safety or security risks present.