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International Safety and Operations


Tufts supports and encourages International Travel by its faculty, student and staff while promoting safety and security measures that minimize risk to the traveler and the institution. The Global Operations office is here to assist you with travel preparation including the mandatory registration of your travel, logistical concerns and training for travel safety.  We also provide assistance in cases of emergency.

Please note: On January 27, 2017, the United States government issued an Executive Order restricting travel for persons from the following seven countries:  Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  If you are a visa or green card holder from one of the seven countries, or if you are planning to travel to one of these countries, please contact Diana Chigas, Senior International Officer and Associate Provost for additional information and immigration support services.  Professor Chigas can be reached directly at

Going on a university-related international trip?
Tufts is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff when they participate in these activities and realizes that some areas of the world present heightened health and safety risks. In particular, countries that have U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings have been identified as regions that require special efforts to mitigate risk.

In accordance with Tufts' Policy for International Travel Safety, all university-related travel has to be registered with the Tufts Travel Registry. All travel involving Tufts students to a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning has to be reviewed and approved by Tufts (no separate travel registration upon approval is necessary).


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Global Operations Team at Tufts.

Chelsea Ferrell
Program Manager, Global Operations
Claudia Jackson
Director, Global Operations

Last modified 01/30/2017