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Risk Management for International Travel

Cornell University requires its students, staff, and faculty to follow established procedures when traveling outside of the United States of America on Cornell business. The university provides guidelines for planning international travel and summarizes the resources available to assist travelers when they are faced with emergencies while traveling internationally on university business.

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Revision History:

September 23, 2020: Updated information for Weill Cornell Medicine's Office of International Affairs.

July 6, 2020: Established lead role and responsibilities of International Travel Health and Safety within the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. Risk Management and Insurance is now a supporting role for international travel risk management. Added sections that define roles and responsibilities for Off-Campus Activity Leaders (OCAL). Mandated that faculty register all international Cornell-related travel.

January 22, 2018: Registering international travel with Cornell's International Travel Registry is now required for all staff members, students, and faculty traveling with students. It is strongly encouraged for faculty members. Policy language updated to reflect these requirements.