International Travel and Export Controls

Travelling internationally can pose special security risks or challenges when visiting certain countries. Unfamiliarity with your environment and the other stresses involved with travel can increase the risk of theft of electronics. Additionally, many of the applications and security features we use daily are restricted, or even banned altogether, under U.S. export control laws or local laws.

In some countries, your electronic data is also at a greater risk of theft due to its presumed value. Attempts may be made to gain access to data stored on your device, or to intercept your data in transit to the Internet. Successful attempts could expose not only Bucknell data, but also your personal IDs and passwords, travel itineraries, and other information that could make you a vulnerable target.

When traveling to a sanctioned country (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and the geographic region of Crimea), you may not bring your University-issued resources, including laptops, cell phones or lab equipment.  You likewise are not permitted to access Bucknell services, such as email and myBucknell from those locations. If you require technology when traveling to these locations on behalf of Bucknell, a loaner laptop or tablet may be issued. Please Contact the Tech Desk for additional information and also visit the University’s Export Controls compliance page at myBucknell

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