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International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART)
Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) has two main functions; first, to advise travelers and consider requests for exceptions to the International Travel Policy prior to international travel; second to respond, in conjunction with Cornell's vendor , to international emergency services.
ITART Pre-Approval for Travel to High Risk Countries
The chart below provides an at-a-glance view of which travelers and what type of travel requires ITART pre-approval for travel to High Risk countries. Click here for the list of ITART Review countries.
|Traveler||Cornell Travel||Cornell-Facilitated Travel||Non-Cornell Travel|
|Undergraduate Student||Travel/Funding requires ITART approval.||Travel/Funding requires ITART approval.||Cornell does not regulate this travel but funding is not allowed.|
|Graduate Student||Travel/Funding requires ITART approval.||Travel/Funding requires ITART approval.||Cornell does not regulate this travel but funding is not allowed.|
|Faculty/Staff||Travel is strongly discouraged if other viable options are available.||Travel is strongly discouraged if other viable options are available.||Travel is strongly discouraged if other viable options are available.|
|Alumni or the Public||Travel requires ITART approval.||Travel requires ITART approval.||N/A|
The ITART process is guided through www.travelregistry.cornell.edu.
Click here for a direct link to the ITART application.
If possible and necessary, the Director of Risk Management and Insurance, a member of the ITART, will take the lead role to support and assist faculty, staff, and students when they are faced with emergencies while traveling or in residence abroad. Emergencies may include outbreaks of violence, political unrest, or medical emergencies. The team may be called upon to convene by phone, e-mail, or in person. Other support services are available on campus to support travelers when they return or to support ITART as necessary. These services include: Counseling Services, Medical Services, Student health insurance services, and Crisis Management Services. The Director of Risk Management and Insurance, or his/her designated alternate, may proceed as follows when a situation arises abroad requiring his/her attention:
- to assist in the evacuation and safe return of all international group members;
- to identify other Cornell University students, faculty, and staff that may be in harm's way, and to facilitate their safe exit from the country or geographical area;
- to hire contractors as needed or make additional arrangements that, in the team's judgment, are in the best interest of the group at risk and will facilitate their safe return to the United States.
- to update appropriate university executives, families (in collaboration with the Office of University Counsel), and other interested university units, as appropriate, during and after the emergency.
- to consult with or include other individuals, as appropriate, based upon the situation.
- to arrange for psychological counseling as needed as a result of a related emergency situation.
The members of the International Travel Advisory and Response Team include:
- Vice Provost for International Relations, Chair
- Director of Risk Management and Insurance, point person for emergency situations abroad
- University Counsel
- Dean of Students
- Director of Cornell Abroad
- Travel Safety Coordinator
This group will solicit participation of other administrators as needed.