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Sanctioned Country Travel Requirements

Learn about the federal sanctioned country travel requirements supported by the Export Control Office

Before making travel arrangements for UC San Diego business or personal travel with UC San Diego equipment or material, contact UC San Diego Export Control at

Export Control will determine if your travel to a country subject to U.S. sanctions requires a license. This is subject to change and includes Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Russia-controlled regions of Ukraine, Venezuela and Sudan. A complete and current list is available on the OFAC website.

  • Many activities in these countries, including research and presentations (even of already published material) may require an OFAC license.

Submit your Travel Request via Concur in advance to notify UCSD Export Control to assist you with next steps. If a general license is not applicable to your travel, expect OFAC licensing to take up to a year. Additional licenses from other government agencies may be necessary when transporting equipment and technology.


A short video on OFAC requirements is available on UC Learning.

The UC San Diego International Center can assist citizens of these countries concerning immigration and visa issues.

Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.
Notice: UC San Diego travel policy, as published in Blink, is decisive. It has been adapted to UC San Diego's organization, delegation of authority, terminology, chart of accounts and processing applications. The source for UC San Diego travel policy is UC Travel Policy and Regulations (PDF).