Travel Risk Resources for the UCSF Community

UC Office of the President Travel Advisories

The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 4 — Do Not Travel Warning for Ukraine due to the conflict. As a result, and out of concern for the well-being and safety of the UC community, we are directing all members of the UC community to avoid all travel to Ukraine at this time. Additionally, travel to neighboring countries should be carefully evaluated.

Due to escalating security risk within the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Region, all non-essential travel to this region should be avoided for the foreseeable future. Any travel determined to be essential needs to be thoroughly evaluated prior to departure. Risk Advisory and Insurance Services is available to support the evaluation of travel and provide guidance to travelers. More information can be found in the UCOP announcement.

Know and Manage Your Travel Risk

Resources for UCSF faculty, staff, and other employees working abroad on UC-sponsored travel are provided on this page. Separate sections provide travel risk resources for UCSF students, international delegations, and for personal travel.

All travelers are responsible to assess and manage their own travel risk:

  • Review carefully UCSF travel restrictions and guidance
  • Register for travel insurance and emergency alerts
  • Assess the risk of your planned travel and destination

Emergency Numbers

UC-affiliated travelers traveling abroad on UC-business can use the following Chubb-AXA Global Travel Assistance emergency numbers:

  • Outside the US: 1-630-694-9804
  • US: 1-855-327-1420

UC-Sponsored Travel for Faculty Staff and Other Employees


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UCSF Travel Restrictions and Guidance


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International: Register your international travel to receive travel alerts related to your destination. You will also be provided with contact information for Chubb-AXA Global Travel Assistance, which you should use if you are overseas during an emergency. Register for recommended US Department of State emergency alerts for specific locations.


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U.S. Travel: Register your out-of-state travel to receive travel alerts related to your destination. Your health insurance is primary for any medical needs when you are traveling in the U.S. For more information, see the UC Travel Risk and Insurance website.

Risk Assessment

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International Risk Information by Country
Check for rapidly changing conditions due to terrorism, disease, etc.


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U.S. Travel Risk Information by Location

Traveling with Electronic Devices or Controlled Exports and Other Regulatory Issues for Travelers

Travelers with Specific Concerns, Risk or Medical Requirements

Travel for Visa Holders

Before traveling abroad, the UCSF International Students & Scholars Office recommends reviewing the following resources

Review travel and U.S. re-entry information based on your visa type:

If you have questions regarding your travel after reviewing the information above, please contact your ISSO Advisor.

Additional Resources

UCSF Connexus and Risk Management Advising

  • Connexxus – Preferred travel booking system for UC employees and students
  • Travel Webpage – For UCSF Risk Management Advising and Insurance Services

UCSF international affiliations


Countries’ General Information

Country Risk Ratings by Other Governments


Student Travel

Professional Students

Graduate Students

  • Complete all Graduate Division-specific requirements on the Trainee International Travel Resources (TITR) CLE course
  • Contact your program administrator for program-specific requirements and resources

Conference and Personal Travel

International Travel for U.S. Visa Holders

Personal Travel Resources

UCSF Travel Guidance – For UCSF post-travel guidance and requirements

UC Personal Travel Program – International travel insurance for personal travel

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) – U.S. DOS emergency alert registration for international travel

International Risk Information by Country

U.S. Travel Risk Information by Location

In addition to the resources above, UCSF students preparing for personal travel should review the information and resources available on the Trainee Resources for Vacations and Conferences (TRVC) CLE course.