The Rectorate of the University of Geneva has issued guidelines regarding professional travels in regions posing a security risk. These guidelines have been summarily translated below, but are not to supersede the French, more complete, version available here. Should you be interested in travelling to such a region and have trouble understanding the French guidelines, please contact the Rectorate immediately.

Your duties before undertaking your travel

It is advised to undertake the following actions as soon as possible before the beginning of your travel.

A. Inform yourself

You are expected to inform yourself thoroughly on the particular issues presented by your intended travel. A good place to start is to regularly check the following websites:

Regarding sanitary risks, please also check the following websites:

B. Inform your superior at Unige

You are to inform your superior or the person responsible for your project about your intention to travel and coordinate your preparation with them.

C. Evaluate the risks

The risk level has to be evaluated and discussed with your superior or the personal responsible for your project. The geographical maps made available by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France define dangerous regions by their estimated risk level:

  • Green level = normal vigilance is expected;
  • Yellow level = careful vigilance is expected;
  • Orange level = travel to these regions is disadvised;
  • Red level = travel to these regions is strongly disadvised.

Procedures according to risk level

According to the risk levels specified in the geographical maps made available by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, the Rectorate has issued the following procedures:

Green level

The journey can be granted by the superior of the person responsible for the project. Normal caution to is nonetheless advised.

Yellow level

The journey can be granted by the superior of the person responsible for the project. Specific caution is advised according to the parameters of the destination.

Orange level

Travel to these regions is generally denied. Exceptions can however be made in certain cases. The authorisation procedure is specified on the French version of this page.

Red level

Travel to these regions is generally denied. Exceptions can however be made in certain cases in favour of collaborators of Unige. The authorisation procedure is specified on the French version of this page.

Measures to be taken before any travel abroad

You are to prepare the travel adequately in accordance with your superior or the person responsible for your project. This includes, among other things:

  • to make sure that your travel documents are valid for the whole duration of your travel;
  • to subscribe to the appropriate insurances;
  • to be up to date with the required vaccines;
  • to fill out the information form that's available upon request.

You are also to stay informed during the stay and check on a regular basis the above-mentioned websites. Should the region's risk level in which you are travelling be updated, the corresponding procedure will be applicable immediately. This is also applicable if the journey is changed mid-course.

In case of an accident or of an emergency, you are to inform the superior, or the person responsible for your project without delay.

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