International Travel Risk Policy Country Warning Levels

Please review the International Travel Risk Policy for information on how country warning levels are determined and their impact on the MIT community.

The list below is updated regularly. Dates in parentheses reflect the date a warning is issued or updated by the U.S. State Department (DoS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or World Health Organization (WHO).

Global/regional warnings and alerts

Worldwide Caution (as of 01/15/19)
Issued by U.S. State Department. No MIT warning level. Please read Worldwide Caution

CDC Global Health/Medical Travel Notices
No MIT warning level. Please review CDC notices for countries or regions impacted by Zika and other diseases.

Country-specific ratings

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Afghanistan (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Albania (07/10/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

High

The southern town of Lazarat.

Algeria (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

 

Extreme

Areas near the eastern and southern borders, & overland travel in the Sahara Desert.

  • Avoid travel to rural areas within 50 km (31) miles of the border with Tunisia and within 250 km (155) miles of the borders with Libya, Niger, Mali, and Mauritania. 

Angola (04/09/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

Medium

Urban areas

Antarctica (01/10/19)

Extreme

Argentina (11/20/18)

Medium

Entire country. 

Armenia (12/13/18)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

Extreme
  • Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan (12/13/18)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme

Nagorno-Karabakh region. 

Bahamas (08/30/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Freeport, Grand Bahama
  • Similarly, please read the CDC Level 3 Advisory "Avoid Non Essential Travel to Affected Parts of The Bahamas".

Balkans-related Sanctions

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Bangladesh (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Dhaka 
  • Southeast Bangladesh, including Chittagong Hill Tracts

Belarus

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Belgium (12/21/18)

Medium

Entire country.

Belize (01/04/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Benin (03/10/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel advisory as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium

Urban areas.

High
  • The northern border region adjacent to Burkina Faso (within a 5 km buffer from the border).
  • Park Pendjari, Park W and adjacent hunting zones.

Bosnia-Herzegovina (06/25/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Brazil (02/06/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Areas within 150 kms of Brazil's land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Paraguay.
  • Informal housing developments (commonly referred to in Brazil as favelas, vilas, communidades, and/or conglomerados).
  • Brasilia's administrative regions (commonly known as "satellite cities") of Celandia, Santa Maria, Sao Sebastiao, and Paranoa during non-daylight hours.
  • Recife:
    • Pina Beach from Dona Benvinda de Farias Street to the Brasilia Teimosa neighborhood after dark.
    • Public bus system in and around Recife.

Burkina Faso (06/0319)

High

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • The Sahel region.
  • The East region.
  • The provinces of Koulpelogo, Loroum, Yatenga, Sourou, Kossi, Banwa, Kenedougou, and within 50 kilometers of the Malian border in the Houet Province.
  • The US Embassy has provided a map of these Do Not Travel areas in the advisory. 

Burma (Myanmar) (08/19/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Chin State township of Matupi
  • Kachin State townships of Bhamo, Mansi, and Mogaung
  • Rakhine State townships of Ann and Myebon
  • Shan State townships of Hopang, Mongkaung, Namhsan, Nanhkan
Extreme
  • Chin State township of Paletwa
  • Kachin State townships of Hpakan, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw
  • Kayin State township of Hpapun
  • Rakhine State townships of Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk- U, Ponnagyun, and Rathedaung
  • Shan State townships of Hseni, Hsipaw, Konkyan, Kutkai, Kyaukme, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Namtu, Pangsang, and Pangwaun

Burundi (06/12/19)

High

Entire country.

Cambodia (01/07/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

Medium
  • Phnom Penh
  • Very remote areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Riep, Pailin, and Kampong Thom

 

Cameroon (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme

The Far North, North, Northwest and Southwest regions and parts of the East and Adamaoua regions.

  • In Adamawa Region, this includes any area to the north or east of Ngaoundere, especially in areas bordering northern Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR) border w/in 20 kms;
  • Also within 60 miles of the border with Nigeria’s Adamawa State in the North and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon, the border area with Chad, and the border areas with the CAR.

 

Central African Republic (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Chad (01/30/19)

High

Entire country.

China (01/03/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Please note: there is a new administrative review process for MIT activities in, and collaborations with, this country.

Colombia (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Note State Department travel restrictions for U.S. Government Personnel apply to MIT student travel.

Contact Todd Holmes (tholmes@mit.edu) as some high risk departments are not fully high risk. Non high risk areas are rated medium.

High
  • Antioquia department north of Medellin (Medellin is Medium Risk),
  • Caqueta department,
  • Casanare department,
  • Cesar department (except increased caution [medium] in Vaalledupar),
  • Cordoba department (except increased caution [medium] in Monteria),
  • Guainia department,
  • Guaviare department,
  • Meta department,
  • Nariño department (increased caution [medium] in Pasto),
  • Putumayo department,
  • Valle del Cauca department (increased caution [medium] in Cali and Palmira),
  • Vaupes department,
  • Vichada department.
Extreme
  • Arauca,
  • Cauca ,
  • Choco, and
  • Norte de Santander.

Please note that State Department exceptions for certain cities in a Do Not Travel advisory area are treated as high risk by MIT policy.  

High

Travel Restrictions for U.S. Government Personnel apply to MIT student travelers

MIT student travelers must apply for a high risk waiver in advance (4 weeks minimuim) for any travel outside of Bogota and the Atlantic Coast corridor from Cartagena to Santa Marta.  Travel to major cities is only permitted by air.  Use of inter- or intra-city bus transportation or travel by road outside urban areas at night is not allowed.  During daylight, the following routes may be used:

  • Main highways between Bogota and Bucaramanga, and between Bogota and Ibague.
  • Highways between Manizales, Pereira, and Armenia and within the “coffee country” provinces of Caldas, Risaralda, and Quindío.
  • Highway 90 from Cartagena, through Barranquilla to Santa Marta.

Comoros (03/29/19)

High

Entire country.

Congo, Democratic Republic of (DRC) (04/09/19)

High

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • North Kivu and the Ituri Provinces
  • Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces of Kasai Oriental, Kasai Central, and Kasai Occidental.
Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) (04/18/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Pointe Noire’s beaches
Extreme
  • The Pool Region, particularly the southern and western districts

Costa Rica (09/04/18)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Central neighborhood in Limon.
  • Liberia city.
  • Desamparado neighborhood in San Rafael.
  • Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods in San Jose.

Cote d'Ivoire (08/20/19)

Medium
  • Abidjan
High
  • Other areas

Cuba (08/23/18)

Medium

Overall country.

Sanctioned

Please see Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) / Export Control Guidance Documents for Travel To Cuba information.

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Denmark (06/25/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Dominican Republic (04/15/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Ecuador (04/09/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Extreme

Provinces of

  • Sucumbíos,
  • Carchi, and
  • Esmeraldas.

Egypt (07/02/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • The Sinai Peninsula (with the exception of the beach resort of Sharm El-Sheikh; travel to Sharm El-Sheikh is only permitted by air).
  • The Western Desert.
  • Egyptian border areas.

El Salvador (01/29/19)

High

Entire country.

Eritrea (3/13/18)

High

Entire country.

Ethiopia (08/20/19)

High

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Medium
  • Addis Abeba.
Extreme
  • Border area with Somalia
  • Border areas with Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea

France (04/01/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Gabon (01/10/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

Medium
  • Libreville and Port Gentil due to crime

Gambia (12/10/18)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • The Gambia's southern border with the Casamance Region of Senegal.

Georgia (04/09/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

Extreme
  • South Ossetia and
  • Abkhazia 

Germany (06/19/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Ghana (02/12/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Urban Areas
  • Intercity Highways, particularly after dark.
  • Brong Ahafo, Northern, and Upper East Regions  

Guatemala (02/28/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High

The following departments are high risk 

  • Chiquimula
  • Escuintla 
  • Guatemala (includes capital city & airport)
  • Izabal
  • Peten
  • Quetzaltenango

Guinea (07/17/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Guinea-Bissau (04/25/19)

High

Entire country.

Guyana (05/30/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Haiti (06/11/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Honduras (06/24/19)

High

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Gracias a Dios Department.

Hong Kong SAR [China] (09/06/19)

Medium

Entire area of Hong Kong, Special Autonomous Region (SAR)

India (03/08/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

See US Embassy Security Alert issued August 5, 2019 for the region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Extreme
  • The state of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital Leh).
  • Within 10 kilometers of the India-Pakistan border.

Indonesia (01/03/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Province of Papua.
  • Province of Central Sulawesi

Iran (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

***Due to revised and more strict US Government Sanctions against the Government of Iran, as of August 6, 2018, International SOS will provide limited assistance and information for travelers in Iran.***

Please contact MIT's International Safety and Security Program manager if you are planning a trip (internationalsafety@mit.edu). 

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Iraq (05/14/19)

Extreme

Entire country. 

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Israel (12/28/18)

Medium

Within Israel, restrictions on U.S. Government Employee Travel are applicable to students, if you have questions contact the MIT International Safety and Security Manager (Todd Holmes: tholmes@mit.edu) or the MISTI Israel program manager (David Dolev: ddolev@mit.edu). 

  • Jerusalem: Prohibition from transiting public parks in central Jerusalem during the hours of darkness.
    • Travel to the Old City in Jerusalem is allowed (only during daylight hours.  No travel during Fridays during the holy month of Ramadan).  Entrance only via the Jaffa Gate.
    • Travel to East Jerusalem or East Jerusalem villages (such as Sheikh Jarrah, Shufat, Shufat Refugee Camp, Beit Hanina, Mt. of Olives, As Suwaneh, Abu Deis, Silwan,Issawiyeh, Tsur Baher) only with a local staff, trusted contact or tour guide.
  • Tel Aviv: No transit via neighborhoods near the New Central Bus Station between dusk and dawn.

Additional restrictions may be enacted through MIT / your program management based on information in U.S. Embassy alerts or other policy risk resources.  This is a reminder that enrollment in STEP (step.state.gov) is strongly recommended to ensure travelers receive U.S. Embassy alerts regardless of their citizenship.

High

The West Bank

  • If high risk travel is approved, this mode of transport is not permitted: use of public and/or intercity buses (and associated bus terminals) in the West Bank.

Israel (areas within): 

  • The Golan: on or east of Route 98;
  • Lebanese border: within 1.5 miles of the border;
  • Gaza buffer (within Israel): within 7 miles of the Gaza demarcation line;
  • Within 1.5 miles of the Egypt border along the Sinai (including all portions of Route 10 and portions of Route 12).
Extreme

The Gaza Strip

 

Italy (12/31/18)

Medium

Entire country.

Jamaica (04/15/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Some areas of Kingston.
    • Cassava Piece
    • Downtown Kingston, defined as between Mountain View Avenue and Hagley Park Road, and south of Half Way Tree and Old Hope Roads.  Downtown Kingston includes: Trench Town, Tivoli Gardens, and Arnett Gardens  
    • Grants Pen
    • Standpipe 
  • Some areas of Montego Bay
    • Canterbury, Clavers Street, Flankers, Hart Street, Norwood, and Rose Heights  
  • Spanish Town

Jordan (12/12/18)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Refugee camps
Extreme
  • The border with Syria and Iraq (w/in 10 kms).

Kenya (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera

Extreme
  • Kenya-Somalia Border Counties and Coastal Areas:
    • Border counties of: Garissa, Mandera, Wajir
  • Coastal areas:
    • Tana River county, Lamu county, areas of Kilifi county north of Malindi
  • Turkana County Northwest Kenya
    • Road from Kainuk to Lodwar

Kosovo (05/31/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan.

Kuwait (05/17/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • City of Al Jahra in north of Kuwait City.
  • Jaleeb al Shoyoukh in Kuwait City.
Extreme
  • The desert region near the border with Iraq, specifically the desert region north of the Mutla’a Ridge and near the border with Iraq.

Kyrgyz Republic [Kyrgyzstan] (08/09/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Laos (09/16/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Remote areas along the border with Burma.
  • Areas of Xieng Khouang, Sekong, Houaphan, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane provinces as well as along Route 7 (from Route 13 to the Vietnam border), Route 9 (Savannakhet to the Vietnam border), and Route 20 (Pakse to Saravane).
High
  • Khammouan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Champassak, Xekong, Attapeu and Xaisomboun provinces

Lebanon (04/09/19)

High

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • The border with Syria. 
  • The border with Israel. 
  • Refugee settlements. 
Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Liberia (01/07/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Urban areas and public beaches.

Libya (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Madagascar (07/17/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Malawi (08/22/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Malaysia (04/09/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Eastern area of Sabah State

Maldives (05/02/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Mali (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Mauritania (11/29/18)

High

Entire country.

Mexico (04/19/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High

Ratings for these states per the state-by-state travel advisory.  If uncertain contact the MIT International Safety Program Manager (Todd Holmes: tholmes@mit.edu):

  • Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Estado de Mexico, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora Zacatecas.
Extreme

These states:

  • Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas.

Moldova (07/17/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Transnistria 

Monaco (1/10/18)

Medium

Entire country.

Morocco (04/02/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Mozambique (03/22/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Maputo 
High

Certain northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province

  • The following districts of Mocimboa da Praia, Nangade, Palma, Macomia, Ibo, and Quissanga in the northern Cabo Delgado Province that borders Tanzania. 
  • Beira City and surrounding areas (Cyclone Idai disaster)

Nepal (01/08/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Netherlands (07/19/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Nicaragua (04/03/19)

High

Entire country.

Niger (04/09/19)

High

Entire country.

Nigeria (04/09/19)

High

Entire country.

Extreme

States of

  • Borno
  • Yobe
  • Northern part of Adamawa State

North Korea (07/10/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Oman (05/17/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Extreme

The Yemen border areas.

Pakistan (04/09/19)

High

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Balochistan province,
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province,
  • the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
  • The Azad Kashmir area.

Panama (05/03/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy

Extreme

Certain parts of the "Mosquito Gulf"

  • The “Mosquito Gulf” is an extremely remote and inaccessible area along part of the north (Caribbean) coast. Do not travel within 10 miles of the coastline, between Boca de Rio Chiriqui to Cocle del Norte.

Certain parts of the Darién Region

  • All areas south of Jacque to Manene to Yaviza to Lajas Blancas cities to the Colombian border
  • The city of Lajas Blancas
  • The city of El Salto

Papua New Guinea (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Panguna Mine in Bougainville, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
  • The Highlands Region

Paraguay (1/10/18)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Medium
  • Amambay, Alto Parana, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Conception departments.

Peru (07/18/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

High
  • Areas outside cities at night by car. 
Extreme
  • The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region
  • The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin
    • Note there are exceptions within Cusco Department - U.S. government officials and their families are permitted to travel within many areas of the Department of Cusco, including the Machu Picchu area, the Sacred Valley, and city of Cusco.

 

Philippines (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High
  • Other areas of Mindanao not listed under the Extreme warning.
Extreme
  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the Southern Sulu Sea. 
  • Marawi City in Mindanao.

Russia (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Please note: there is a new administrative review process for MIT activities in, and collaborations with, this country.

Extreme
  • The North Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus.
    • The north Caucasus region includes Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, and Kabardino-Balkariya, Mount Elbrus.
  • Crimea
Sanctioned

(Magnitsky Sanctions) - If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Rwanda (03/22/18)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

High
  • The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border.

Saudi Arabia (06/25/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Please note: there is a new administrative review process for MIT activities in, and collaborations with, this country.

Extreme
  • Within 50 miles of the Yemeni border, including the cities of Jizan and Najran;
  • Qatif in the Eastern province and its suburbs, including Awamiyah; and
  • Hofuf and its suburbs in the al Hasa governorate.

Senegal (02/20/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

High

Casamance

Serbia (12/31/18)

Medium

Entire country

Sierra Leone (12/04/18)

Medium

Entire country.

Somalia (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

South Africa (10/19/18)

Medium

Entire country. 

South Sudan (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Spain (03/18/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Sri Lanka (06/24/19)

High

Entire country.

Sudan (04/11/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Syria (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Tajikistan (08/03/18)

Medium

Entire country.

Tanzania (12/26/18)

Medium

Entire country.

Thailand (01/29/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

High
  • Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces. 

Togo (05/22/19)

Aside from the specific area(s)/region(s) below, the rest of this country does not have a travel warning as described in the MIT International Travel Risk Policy.

Please review this State Department Advisory Map to visualize the higher risk areas noted. 

Medium
  • Areas North of Kande
  • The cities of Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango 
High
  • Northern Border Region: north and northeast of the city of Dopoang; specifically the prefectures of Tone and Kpendjal.

Trinidad and Tobago (04/09/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen's Park Savannah in the Port of Spain.
  • After dark, travel is prohibited to downtown Port of Spain, Fort George overlook, and all beaches.   

Tunisia (1/10/18)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Within 30 kms of southeastern Tunisia along the border with Libya. 
  • Mountainous areas in the country's west, including Chaambi Mountain National Park. 
  • The desert south of Remada.
  • Jendouba south of Ain Drahem and west of Route Nationale (RN) 15, el Kef, and Kasserine, next to the Algerian border. 
  • Sidi Bou Zid in central Tunisia. 

Turkey (09/05/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below.

High
  • Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van
Extreme
  • Areas near the Turkey/Syria and Turkey/Iraq borders.

Turks and Caicos (02/25/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Uganda (04/09/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Ukraine (06/11/19)

Medium

Overall country warning level except for other areas listed below. 

Extreme
  • Crimea
  • Oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk
Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

United Kingdom (04/21/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Uruguay (08/02/19)

Medium

Entire country

Venezuela (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Yemen (04/09/19)

Extreme

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Zimbabwe (05/14/19)

Medium

Entire country.

Sanctioned

If you travel to a sanctioned country, review these tips for International travel and conferences and consult MIT’s Export Control Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs.