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Faculty/Staff Travel to OFAC Sanctioned Nations


The University adopted an International Travel Policy for Faculty and Staff to help safeguard its faculty and staff while teaching, doing research, engaging in clinical practice and conducting other scholarly activities abroad. The policy is intended to provide a consistent framework for addressing safety, while acknowledging that the risks vary considerably depending on the particular place, travelers, and activities.

As part of this policy, faculty and staff must notify the Office of International Affairs of their intention to travel to countries that have been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic embargoes and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals. OFAC enforces embargoes and trade sanctions through licensing requirements for financial transactions and services of value to sanctioned countries, entities and individuals. Most likely, these countries also have other travel risks and the potential for political and social unrest. Therefore, they require additional pre-departure preparations and in-country precautions in order to safeguard faculty and staff and comply with U.S. laws and regulations:

Office of Foreign Asset Control Listing of Sanctioned Nations

Travel to Sanctioned Nations requires particular due diligence of university travelers and strict compliance with federal laws to ensure that OFAC regulations are not violated.

International travelers must abide by University policies and procedures:

      • Make sure your dean (department chair) is aware of your travel to a Sanctioned Nation

      • Notify the Office of International Affairs
        Send an email to notify the Office of International Affairs that you are traveling to a Sanctioned Nation.

      • Understand and follow University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
        policies and general procedures.​​

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