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EFFECTIVE 18 May 2022: IN ACCORDANCE WITH UT SYSTEM GUIDANCE, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO LOCATIONS NOTED ON THE RESTRICTED REGIONS LIST MUST BE APPROVED BY THE IOC.
Restricted regions are broken up into the following categories:
• Variable Risk*
Many countries have different ratings for various regions of the country. If the country you are traveling to has multiple ratings you must submit a Restricted Regions Travel Request for the specific region you will be traveling to. For example Country X- Overall Rating- Low. However, Region Y of Country X has a High Rating. If you are traveling to Region Y of Country X you must submit a Restricted Regions Travel Request. Students traveling to a location with a variable risk rating must submit a restricted regions travel request for all travel.
• Extreme Risk- Do not travel- Level 4
All international locations with a US State Department Travel Advisory Level 4 (Do not travel) or CDC Travel Notice: Warning Level 4- UTSA Staff and Faculty must submit a Restricted Regions Travel Request to the IOC for review. UTSA students are not authorized to travel.
• High Risk- Reconsider travel- Level 3
All international locations with a US State Department Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider travel), or a CDC Travel Notice: Warning Level 3- UTSA Staff, Faculty, and students must submit a Restricted Regions Travel Request to the IOC for review.
• Moderate Risk- Exercise increased caution- Level 2
In a country with an overall US State Department Travel Advisory Level 2 (Exercise increased caution) or Level 1 (Exercise normal precautions) or CDC Travel Notice: Alert Level 2.- UTSA Graduate and undergraduate students must submit a Restricted Regions Travel Request to the IOC.
• Low Risk- Exercise Normal Precautions- Level 1
Faculty, staff, and students are not required to seek IOC approval for Low-Risk locations.