Travel Considerations


1.  If you will be taking your laptop to a foreign country, please ensure that there is no export controlled technical know-how (e.g. design schematics, non-public technical data) on your computer, flash drive, blackberry, etc. It is best to take a clean laptop and leave your unpublished research data at home. If you are unsure if your data may be export controlled, please contact us.

2.  If you will be carrying any other tangible research items, such as equipment, samples, prototypes, etc., please contact us for an export review. Should the item be subject to export controls, it still may be possible to receive a 'tools of the trade' exemption, depending on the situation.

3.  If you are traveling to any 'at risk' country, regardless of the research or activity, a license may be required. For more information on 'at risk' countries, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs International Travel website.

4.  Additionally, some countries may have travel warnings issued by the Department of State with special instructions for U.S. citizens who are traveling to those countries. Please review the Current Travel Warnings link so you will always have the most up to date information.

Thank you to Mark Peters, Export Control Officer at Oregon Health and Sciences University, for allowing PSU to use his Travel Guidelines.