Travel to Countries on the US State Dept. Warning or Alert List
Princeton University will not fund or sponsor undergraduate student travel to countries on the U.S. State Department Warning List or to countries where the United States has issued travel restrictions. Students who have a compelling educational reason to travel to such countries may submit a request for an individual travel exemption.The travel exemption process is a time intensive process. Travelers should allow at least four weeks for the review process.
Graduate students are permitted to travel to countries on the US State Department Travel Warning list but must register all travel on the travel database.
US State Department Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.
US State Department Travel Alerts are issued to describe shorter term issues that may impact the safety and security of US travelers. The University may prohibit travel to countries when an alert has been issued.
US State Department Smart Traveler Program.Travelers are responsible for registering their international travel with the US State Department Smart Traveler Program and request receipt of all travel alerts and warnings.