The Duke Global Travel Policy has been adopted to ensure a consistent set of travel standards to be followed by all units of the University. The policy applies to all international travel that receives support from Duke, meaning: financial and logistical support, academic approval, granting of credit for activity or work completed based on the travel, mentorship or any kind of material role for Duke in the travel.
The Global Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) makes recommendations on the global travel policy, including adding or removing restrictions and reviewing travel petitions. GTAC consists of faculty and administrators from across the University appointed by the Provost. Restrictions issued by the Provost are reflected in Duke University's Restricted Regions List (RRL). GTAC meets three times annually and ad hoc when conditions warrant.