U.S. Implements Changes to Travel Advisories


In January 2018, the U.S. Department of State discontinued use of Travel Warnings and Alerts. Countries will now be classified according to travel risk as one of the following: 

  • Level One “Exercise Normal Precautions” 
  • Level Two “Exercise Increased Caution
  • Level Three “Reconsider Travel” 
  • Level Four “Do not travel” 

Additionally, regions within each country may have different advisories.  More information about these changes is available at Travel.State.Gov

All official UA international travel must continue to be registered in the UA International Travel Registry.  Travel that is classified as “elevated risk” is assessed in order to inform the traveler of potential travel risks. In some cases, the travel may require department head/director or Dean endorsement. 

The following are considered elevated risk travel and require risk assessment, review, additional approvals, and traveler preparation: 

  • UA employee travels with students or community members
  • All travel to destinations considered Level Three “Reconsider Travel” and Four “Do not Travel
  • Student travel to destinations considered Level Two “Exercise Increased Caution
  • Undergraduate travel

If you have any questions, please attend an information session (details below) or email Laura Provencher – International Risk Analyst, Global Resiliency, Office of Global Initiatives – with specific questions: lprovenc@email.arizona.edu.

Q&A with Global Resiliency
Location: ENR2 S225

  • Thursday, January 18, 3-4pm
  • Tuesday, January 23, 9-10am
  • Monday, January 29, 3-4pm