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How to submit a Restricted Regions Request

  • Check to see if your travel is affected by this policy
  • Check whether the country you are traveling to is on UTSA's Restricted Regions list.
  • If so, apply for and obtain approval from the International Oversight Committee (IOC) prior to purchasing any tickets.
  • Register your travel details and sign up for notifications in the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  Additionally, log in to the International SOS web page and sign up for email alerts.
  • Review CDC Traveler's Health Advisories and The US State Department Travel Advisories to help you prepare for your trip
  • If you are traveling to a country, not on the UTSA Restricted Regions List you do not have to apply for approval from the IOC, however, we recommend you register with STEP, ISOS, and review the US State Department and CDC Health Advisories.
  • Provide an adequate explanation for how travel is linked to institutional and academic goals, as determined by department, college, or unit.
  • Show a thorough grasp of all major health, safety, or security concerns in the request
  • Provide an adequate risk mitigation strategy
  • Include academic purpose, logistics information (mode of travel, lodging, schedule, etc.), knowledge of the area, language skills and challenges, and emergency points of contact for each traveler in both the restricted region and the U.S.
  • Submit Restricted Regions Travel Request Form to global@utsa.edu at least 30 days prior to your travel date
  • The IOC meets every other Tuesday during the school year
  • Travel requests must be received by noon on Monday before the IOC meeting to be considered the next day
  • Once approved, book travel