International Travel Resources

Berkeley Travel 

Provides information on booking international travel, reporting international travel expenses, how to get reimbursed, and UC travel regulations.

Register Travel

All Berkeley faculty and staff traveling on official university business should register their travel to receive free 24 hour services and benefits. These services include emergency evacuation, accident and illness care during international travel, passport replacement services, travel alerts and more. For full list of benefits, visit Register Travel website link above. 

International Risk Services

Provides country-specific travel updates and briefings associated with health and safety as well as information for faculty members, students, and staff conducting research internationally, faculty leading study abroad programs, and international insurance coverage

Cybersecurity and Data Protection for International Travel

For members of the campus community, a trip to a foreign country presents unique data security challenges.  The following resources will help faculty and staff better prepare:

  • Berkeley's Information Security Office provides advice on protecting your intellectual property, data, and devices, whether it’s for work or personal, and includes a list of data security safeguards you should add to your travel checklist before, during and after your trip. 
  • Consult with Export Control well in advance of your trip if you are planning to take University equipment, data or technology outside of the United States. There are special rules for bringing electronic equipment, research, intellectual property, and encryption technology abroad. 
  • Although encryption is recommended to protect sensitive information in case your device is lost, stolen, inspected or confiscated, some countries restrict the use/importation of encryption software. The USA may also restrict its export. See UCOP's "International Travel" web page for information, including lists of countries with travel restrictions, and links for additional help.

  • UCOP's Cyber-Smart Traveling provides many additional systemwide cybersecurity resources for domestic and international travelers.

UCOP International Activity Policy

Please refer to the UCOP Policy on International Activity (IAP) which covers policy related to all international activities conducted by UC employees and students, and is intended to support the University's academic mission, provide an administrative framework for international activities, and guard the interests of faculty, students, and staff while engaging in international activities. 

International activities include collaborations and agreements between UC and international partner institutions and organizations, and can range widely in size and scope. This policy sets out governing principles, clarifies approval levels, and directs you to consider and address potential risks as you pursue international activities.