Tufts is closely monitoring the conflict in Ukraine following the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022. While there is currently limited impact on travelers throughout the region, the situation remains fluid.
If you are planning a trip in the coming weeks to Europe, please consult with Global Operations on the safety and security environment for your destination. Please click below for more information.
As President Monaco explained in his March 4 statement to the Tufts community, the University stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and is closely following the tragic impacts of the war unfolding there.
In response to the invasion, the United States government has heightened restrictions on interactions with entities in Russia and Belarus, including bans or restrictions on financial transactions and physical shipments. This situation is fluid and the sanctions being imposed may change rapidly in response to events on the ground.
If you have questions about how sanctions will impact your research collaborations with entities in Russia and Belarus, please reach out to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) at email@example.com. It is especially important to consult with OVPR prior to sending shipments, electronic transfers, data or technology to individuals or entities located in Russia, Belarus, or the Crimea or non-Ukrainian government controlled parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as sanctions may prohibit or limit such transfers. If you intend to travel to Russia, Belarus or Ukraine on Tufts business, we also recommend reaching out to Elisabeth Keegan in Tufts Global Operations for additional guidance.
The University is here to help support the important and ongoing work of our faculty, students and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions and concerns.
Global Operations brings together experts in the areas of tax, purchasing, legal, human resources, and compliance to assess issues, provide advice, and reduce internal infrastructure barriers for University faculty and staff undertaking research, projects, or programs abroad.
The Tufts International Travel Policy requires students who will travel to a high-risk location to undergo a Travel Review. The goal of the review is to ensure that students have made all efforts to address and mitigate risks prior to travel and that any necessary safety and security measures have enacted.
The Tufts Travel Registry is a confidential and secure database for maintaining key travel information and serves as the basis for the university’s international emergency response protocols and communication strategy for all Tufts affiliates conducting university-related international travel.