Travel to High-Risk Destinations

As of May 1, 2014, International SOS no longer charges additional fees for travel to Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, or Iran. As an Emory traveler, you have access to international medical, security, and travel assistance in these countries without additional costs. 

Please  remember that travel to  these countries remains hazardous, and evacuations will be made on a "best-effort" basis.

Travel to all countries under trade or economic embargoes by the United States government (OFAC) and Afghanistan requires a specific endorsement by Emory's international insurance carrier. Contact Kevin Wysner in the Office of Insurance Services at least 21 business days prior to traveling to an OFAC country or Afghanistan to attempt to arrange this coverage.

Travel to and engagement with Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine are highly regulated by the U.S. government and may not be allowed. Contact the Export Control Office for guidance prior to engaging in any activity with Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, or the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

Liability Waiver

liability waiver must be signed by any student embarking on Emory-sponsored travel abroad. If your program does not already have a program-specific waiver that has been reviewed and approved by Emory’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the form found at the link above can be used. Any changes made to this form, beyond filling in trip-specific information in the blanks provided, must be submitted to Global Services. This form is updated periodically, so please check back whenever planning a new trip. Completed waivers should be provided to an appropriate administrative official at the student’s school.


Kevin Wysner
Program Director, Insurance and Loss Control Programs
Office of Insurance Services