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High Hazard Countries
The CSU considers a destination to be "high hazardous" if the country you are traveling to has a "Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4" and/or is listed on the "California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA)" list. Your travel packet must address the safety, security and health information provided by the US Department of State. In addition, please be sure to view the Worldwide Caution provided by the Department of State. 

**Mexico is considered a high-hazard destination and falls under the 60-day deadline. Please read the full advisory on the Department of State website as some regions are considered Level 3 or Level 4.

**Effective January 2018, the Travel Advisory levels take the place of the Travel Warnings/Alerts. For more information, please see the
memo from CSU Risk Management.

Please be sure to abide by the high-hazard deadlines listed below.

Individual student/faculty/staff travel
  • 30 days in advance for international travel to non-hazardous destinations
  • 60 days in advance for international travel to high hazardous destinations
Group student/faculty/staff travel
  • 90 days in advance for international travel to non-hazardous destinations
  • 120 days in advance for international travel to high hazardous destinations
  • 180 days in advance for international travel that requires a fee collection by Cal Poly
Group student/faculty/staff travel (New Deadlines for Trips with Departure Dates that begin Spring Break / Spring Quarter 2018)
  • November 1, 2017 (Spring Quarter 2018 - includes Spring Break departure dates)
  • February 1, 2018 (Summer Quarter 2018 departure dates)
  • May 1, 2018 (Fall Quarter 2018 departure dates)
  • Sept 15, 2018 (Winter Quarter 2019 - includes Winter Break departure dates)
NOTE: The new deadlines beginning Spring Break/Quarter 2018 departure dates are for both high hazardous and non-high hazardous travel. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for competition teams, presentations at conferences, and for grant supported research with accompanying justification. Previous listed deadlines remain for winter break 2017 and winter quarter 2018 group travel proposals.