International travel authorities are reviewed by the Office of International Education and, to assess safety and security of the target location, As with any UGA travel request, approval must be obtained prior to finalizing travel reservations.
OIE cross-checks faculty and staff travel requests with numerous security and information sources, including the State Department's list (hyperlink the underlined words) of countries with current travel warnings. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html. Faculty may be asked for additional information including a detailed explanation of reason for travel, daily itinerary, modes of transportation, addresses while in country, and precautions that will be taken to ensure safety in-country.
UGA general travel policies can be found at http://www.policies.uga.edu/FA/nodes/view/988/Travel