Know Your Destination
High Risk Countries
ASU Travel Policy Standard 3 governs travel to high risk countries. ASU may restrict travel to countries or regions designated as a Travel Warning Area Level 3/4 by the U.S. Department of State, Level 3/4 by the Centers for Disease Control, or Level 4/5 in My ASU TRIP. Travel requests to Travel Warning Areas need additional review and approvals from senior leadership. Research your destination’s warning level by checking travel.state.gov, cdc.gov/travel and My ASU TRIP.
Identifying Safety, Security, & Health Concerns
Before you commit to going to a particular country, research that country to understand the conditions. Some countries have well-known health, safety, and security concerns while other countries may have rapidly changing conditions. The Department of State's Country Information page is a good place to start when researching a country. For each country listed, you can view a destination description and information on embassies and consulates, safety and security, local laws and special circumstances, health, travel and transportation. My ASU TRIP also provides country intelligence.
Safety & Security Information
The Department of State’s Travel Advisories page provides a list of countries with an elevated safety and security risk, including COVID-19 information. If the country to which you are traveling is on this list, determine precautions you need to take before traveling there. In some cases, it may be best to delay or cancel your trip.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Travel Health Notices page highlights health concerns about a particular country, including COVID-19 information. Triggers for a health notice include "disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health." There are various levels of travel notices (dependent on current global health concerns).
Sources of Information
While U.S. federal agencies are a great source of reliable travel information, also leverage other sources of information, including: