University of Nebraska Travel Warning Policy
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as a part of the University of Nebraska system, adheres to the Travel Warning policy outlined in the President's Executive Memorandum No. 25. "It is the policy of the University of Nebraska that no university sponsored program of travel for students and members of the general public shall depart from the United States for a country for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Travel Health Notice at Warning Level 3." This policy applies to all individuals seeking academic credit, funding, or university support of any other nature, including those seeking to participate in a program administered by another institution or organization. Before collecting data, applying to an education abroad program, or arranging an independent study opportunity, please check the latest U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings. Please note, waiver requests must be submitted no less than 3 weeks prior to departure; those who do not follow the guidelines run the risk of a delayed or prohibited departure.
To submit an Executive Memorandum No. 25 Travel Waiver Request, please click on the button below:
Travel Warning Waiver Application Steps
- Applicant meets with Director of Global Safety and Security to discuss the waiver request
- Applicant completes waiver request online, and works with the the Director of Global Safety and Security to strengthen and complete the application, which is then sent to the Senior International Officer
- Senior International Officer receives waiver request and determines if it will move forward to Chancellor. If so:
- Chancellor receives waiver request and determines if it will move forward to NU President for final decision
Pending policy update:
On January 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of State changed its consular safety and security messaging system. Travel Warnings are no longer issued and have been replaced with the Travel Advisory system whereby each country is issued an advisory level according to a 4-point scale. You can read more about this new system at the Department of State Travel website.
NU policy will be updated accordingly but, in the meantime, we are asking that you adhere to this list if you are leading or developing a program in a country-designated as high-risk.
Zika Virus Information:
The University of Nebraska is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of University of Nebraska students, faculty, staff and the community. The following information is intended to provide guidance to NU faculty, staff, students and their families regarding the current outbreak of Zika virus. For updated information on Zika virus and travel notices, please visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html.
For questions regarding the Waiver Request, please contact: