- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military invasion of Ukraine. As a result, the United States and other nations have announced sanctions against Russia. These developments have heightened security measures in countries sharing borders with Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, impacting transportation and border crossing in those neighboring countries.
The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 4 — Do Not Travel Warning for Ukraine due to the conflict. As a result, and out of concern for the well-being and safety of the UC community, we are directing all members of the UC community to avoid all travel to Ukraine at this time. Additionally, travel to neighboring countries should be carefully evaluated.
Should travel abroad during this time be necessary, it is of utmost importance that all faculty, staff, and students take the following steps:
- Review the DOS Travel Advisories related to your destination(s) prior to making travel plans.
- Register your travel with the U.S. State Department's STEP Programto receive timely notifications of safety and security concerns.
- Register your travel with the UC Travel Insurance Program.
Thank you for your cooperation and partnership in keeping our UC community safe.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer