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Travel & Safety

Tulane Global’s mission is to encourage University engagement in the world, including supporting safe and secure international travel. To this end, Tulane Global provides critical travel security resources and tips for travelers–from pre-trip preparation and registration to emergency support and evacuation–to mitigate the impact of unexpected issues and help you make the most of your international experience.

There is a range of resources available to Tulane community members seeking support for travel and activities abroad. Tulane Global is here to work collaboratively with you and support you before, during, and after your trip.



Travel to High Risk Destinations

All students, faculty, and staff traveling to a high risk destination outside of the U.S. as part of Tulane-related activity must obtain prior authorization from Tulane Global. This is to assess risk and provide support to Tulane travelers.

High-risk travel destinations include countries or regions classified as Level 3–High Risk or Level 4–Extreme Risk by the U.S. Department of State or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for a non-COVID reason. It also includes countries where Tulane’s insurer has excluded coverage due to high risk unless a specific waiver is obtained pre-departure.

Current High Risk Travel Destinations

Travelers must obtain Tulane Global approval prior to departure and should submit a form at least one month in advance of travel. Submit your form for High Risk Travel here.


Register Your Travel

One of the most important aspects of international travel is registering your trip with Tulane Global. All Tulane-related travel must be registered, and when booking travel through World Travel Services and Concur, you will be automatically registered. Tulane’s travel registry is a convenient, one-stop service that provides access to University-furnished emergency services for Tulane-related international travel. Some of the benefits include:

  • Security, political, natural disaster, and medical evacuation services
  • Automatic enrollment into Tulane’s Foreign Voluntary Workers Compensation policy for Tulane employees engaged in Tulane-related travel
  • Access to your itinerary and destination-specific security and health intelligence via the Worldcue® Mobile App
  • Access to a 24/7 security assistance hotline in the event of an emergency. 
  • Tulane campus and university medical, legal, and financial support services in the event of an emergency
  • Two-way messaging capabilities so that Tulane University can confirm your safety in the event of a crisis or to deliver important notifications.


Note on Export Control

Export controls are the federal regulations limiting the export of physical items, technology, data, and information outside of the U.S. or to non-U.S. citizens for national security or economic reasons. Export control laws may apply when individuals travel outside the United States and they change depending on the traveler’s destination, what they bring with them, and what they plan to do while abroad. Tulane University travelers are responsible for engaging the Export Control Office (exportcontrols@tulane.edu) as required when traveling on university business. Please review the Research Compliance Office’s export control policies and guidance, including considerations of improper foreign influence, to ensure that you comply with all relevant export control regulations and university policies.