International Travel

All foreign travel by Texas A&M University-Kingsville employees on official state business must be approved in advance. All travel to nations with a travel warning or alert issued by the U.S. Department of State must have approval from the President regardless of the funding source.

If you are traveling to a country with a travel warning or alert, a separate written risk acknowledgement statement must be provide with your request. To view countries that are currently under a travel warning as determined by the U.S. Department of State, please go to:

IMPORTANT: System Risk Management has asked that all members prohibit travel to areas and regions that have been designated as “extreme risk”. If you are traveling to a country or region that has been identified by the A&M System as an “Extreme Risk Country or Region” you MUST complete a TAMUS International Travel Questionnaire Form and return to Enterprise Risk Management. If you are unsure as to whether or not your travel is listed as an extreme risk, please contact Dr. Shane Creel at (361)593-2237 for further assistance.

As an ongoing commitment to personal safety while traveling abroad, Texas A&M Health Science Center in collaboration with the A&M System has contracted with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) to provide a 24-hour medical, travel and security assistance service available to all faculty, staff and students when traveling outside the United States, on official System business and programs. To learn more about these services, please review the CISI Brochure.

A fee is associated with this service, the plan now offers a daily rate of $1.28 (per person per day). For any trips a week or less, there will be a minimum premium charge of $8.96 (per person per day).

For further assistance with the actual enrollment process, please contact your department’s travel designee or Enterprise Risk Management at  for further guidance.

Once you are enrolled into the plan, you will need to set up an account to access myCISI On-Line Portal. For further details on this process, please review the myCISI Participant Portal Overview.

It is important to be aware of the resources available to you for safe and efficient travel. Whenever you travel away from your country of residence, always review security reports to determine if the country you are traveling to is considered to be high risk. Also be sure to review the important medical and safety information about the country to which you are traveling.

You can find this and other important information about traveling abroad by logging onto the myCISI On-Line Portal. This comprehensive on-line portal of tools is provided at no additional cost.

This page was last updated on: April 1, 2016