Application for Exemption from Travel Restrictions
To Countries Under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning
Effective April 22, 2010, The University of Texas System announced the suspension of travel to restricted countries, including those on the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning List.
UTHealth is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff. However, the University also recognizes the importance of international travel and global programs to its academic mission. UTHealth may grant exemptions from the University’s current travel restrictions for carefully planned trips.
If, after reviewing the U.S. Travel Warning, you still wish to travel to a restricted country for University-related business and/or with a University-sponsored program, you must complete and submit this application. In order to receive an exemption, you must demonstrate your awareness of the risks you face during your travel, your familiarity with the destination, the presence of a local support network to assist you if needed and careful planning about where you will stay and work. Your application will be reviewed by the President’s Advisory Panel on International Travel. Please provide detailed descriptions in your answers to demonstrate to the Panel your readiness for travel in countries with significant health or safety concerns.
Important Notice: If you are completing this form off-campus, you must be connected to the UTHealth VPN before submitting your application. Log in at vpn.uth.tmc.edu before completing this form.
Questions? Please contact the Office of Global Health Initiatives at (713) 500-3559.