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International Travel

***Travel to Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Sierra Leone are currently excluded from the Foreign Liability and Foreign Workers' Compensation coverage.***

Should any trips be planned to any of these locations, Risk Management must be notified at least 45 days prior to the trip for further review and/or approval from the carrier.  Any additional premium costs for travel to excluded countries will be the responsibility of the department organizing the trip.

Drexel University encourages its faculty, professional staff and students to pursue academic opportunities around the world. While risk is inherent with all travel, traveling abroad requires increased caution and additional preparation.

Accordingly, the University provides emergency assistance for employed faculty, professional staff and all students participating on a University-affiliated international activity. Any Participant who has attained the age of 81 MUST contact the Office of Risk Management to ensure coverage is available.

Also, in order to protect you and the University against liability in a foreign country, it is important that you advise Risk Management in advance of any University-related international programs, research, or travel abroad so that we can ensure appropriate insurance is in place. A list of foreign exposures can be found on the Foreign Exposure Liability webpage.

All employed faculty and professional staff traveling abroad, including those traveling with students, must register in both the Foreign Exposure and Emergency Assistance (SharePoint) and Global Research and Academic Network Database (GRAND) systems.

Should you have difficulty accessing the SharePoint registry, please go to for assistance with logging into SharePoint.