Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder Export-Controlled International Travel Website!

As of January 2016, the University of Colorado Systems has implemented the Concur Travel Approval process for all international travel.  In response to this process, the University of Colorado Boulder Office of Export Controls and the University of Colorado Boulder Office of Contracts and Grants have been tasked to monitor travel and provide guidance in order to mitigate risk to our faculty, staff, and students.  Please use the following links to navigate the site in preparation for your trip.  If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding international travel with export controlled material, please contact the Office of Research Integrity – Export Controls.

International Export Control Travel Form

Please use the on-line software application developed to provide structure for processing travel abroad and to ensure the conduct of these activities are in compliance with U.S. government regulations. Enter your University of Colorado email address.  Make sure you use the same email address for future travel. Please know that you can fill out this information at any time before you travel, including before your Concur travel request has been approved.

Instructions for completing the application:

  1. Create a New, a New from Existing, or Review/Edit cases
  2. Review the Certification document for University travel terms and conditions.
  3. Select the applicable event: TRAVEL.
  4. Complete the "Application Information" section.
  5. Indicate having read and acceptance of terms and conditions by selecting the checkbox.
  6. Save and submit the form.

IMPORTANT:  As of March 2017, the Department of Homeland Security requires all passengers traveling on direct flights to the United States from 10 select airports to store all personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than cell or smart phones in checked baggage. Items such as laptops, iPads, and cameras will not be allowed in carry-on luggage. Please click here for more information.

  • University of Colorado Boulder International Travel General Information
    This link provides essential information regarding international travel charged to university public funds (e.g. sponsored programs, foundations, etc.). On this page, you will find guidance regarding federal export and sanctions regulations as it pertains to international travel. Please review this page to ensure that any equipment, software, or technology that you are bringing with you does not fall into licensable categories. It is strongly recommended that you do not take any controlled hardware, software, or data out of the United States without explicit authorization from the University’s Office of Research Integrity and University Property Management.
  • Foreign Travel with Computers and Other Electronic Devices
    This link details guidance and requirements for traveling with electronic items and software. Traveling with specific software, hardware, or technology on your University-owned computer may be subject to US export laws and/or international import laws. Travel to certain countries may also require special considerations. Use this page to review University policies regarding export controlled data as well as data pertaining to the protection of student, financial, or HIPAA-controlled data.
  • International Travel with Encrypted Devices
    Use of encrypted devices may be forbidden in some countries. Please review this page to determine if there are any international import/export restrictions for your destination regarding encrypted devices. In this case, “encryption” refers to encryption levels that are higher than retail-grade (i.e. Department of Defense level encryption vs. Apple product encryption).

Recommendations for CU Boulder International Travelers
This page features basic recommendations for University of Colorado Boulder international travelers. These recommendations include traveling with a department-issued “loaner laptop” if available, and travel guidance for the following countries or country groups: