Travel Waivers

Travel Risk Ratings

The U.S. State Department has created a new travel risk rating system for all countries. Based on this revised rating system, Dartmouth has prepared its own list of country ratings with modification due to sub-area warnings, International SOS ratings, and past experience. Please view this country list to see if your destination is in the “high risk” or “extreme risk" categories. A Travel Waiver (see below) from the Office of the Provost is required for any Dartmouth-affiliated or sponsored travel to a country rated as high or extreme risk on this list. While Dartmouth updates its list quarterly, the U.S. State Department list is updated in real time. Therefore, every traveler should check the U.S. State Department list and look at the regions within each country they will be visiting. If any region is listed as “Level 3: Reconsider travel” or “Level 4: Do not travel”, a waiver is required. In case of a discrepancy between the Dartmouth rating and the State Department rating, the higher risk rating should be applied. 

 If you are traveling independently, you must complete a waiver request well in advance of your planned travel. If traveling as part of a Dartmouth sponsored group or program (e.g. FSP, LSA, Tuck Go, etc.), please check with your program sponsor before completing a waiver request as your sponsoring office may apply for a group/program waiver covering all program participants. Please see Dartmouth's Travel Risk Management Policy for more information. 

Instructions

To apply for a Travel Waiver, please reference Dartmouth's list of country ratings and the U.S. State Department list, fill out the appropriate form(s) below, and email it to [email protected].

Students must also submit a Supervisor Health and Safety Statement (see below).

 Travel Waiver Forms

If you have questions about the forms or how to submit them, contact [email protected] or call 603-646-8861.