Travel Risk Resources for the UCSF Community

UC Office of the President Travel Advisory: 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.

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

Travelers who have registered for UC Travel Insurance use the following 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 for free and required UC Travel Insurance for UC-related work or study, which travelers should contact for any emergency. Register for recommended US Department of State emergency alerts for specific locations.


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      U.S. Travel: UC Travel Insurance is free and recommended for UC-related work and study, and available when you are 100 miles or more away from work

      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.