The U.S. Department of State announced a change to its country Travel Advisory levels. These ratings are no longer automatically correlated with the CDC COVID-19 Travel Health Notice levels. This has triggered a change in many countries’ Travel Advisory Levels.

Accordingly, the UNH International Travel Risk Review Committee has ended the variance to the UNH Travel Policy of allowing student travel to State Department Levels 3 and 4 countries if the Travel Advisory is due to COVID-19 only and there are no additional reasons listed.

Effective immediately, students must follow standing UNH Travel Policy that prohibits student travel and activities, undergraduate and graduate, in countries and areas that the U.S. Department of State rates as Level 3: Reconsider Travel or Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Regarding travel to New Zealand, rated Level 3 due to COVID-19-related restrictions, the International Travel Risk Review Committee conducted a risk assessment and approved travel.

Please note, however, the policy variance related to the war in Ukraine remains in place:

Travel is prohibited to all countries bordering Ukraine, except for students currently on programs in Budapest.

If you have any questions about your travel plans, please consult your program staff or Beth Kilinc in the UNH Education Abroad office. If you have questions about your Assistance App or MyTrips, contact

Safe travels,
Leo Meijer
Interim Director Education Abroad

Beth Kilinc
Senior Coordinator for Risk Management & Partnerships