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NIH Security Awareness for Foreign Travel

In response to HHS requirements, NIH has implemented security procedures regarding foreign travel by NIH personnel (employees, contractors, fellows, etc.), including the requirement that a foreign travel briefing be conducted and security information provided for the personnel traveling to review prior to the start of foreign travel. As part of the travel authorization process, travelers will receive an email with a link to eVoucher where they must complete and certify the security briefing for foreign travel. Depending on the destination, current events or security concerns, the NIH security team might reach out to schedule a virtual or in-person country-specific security awareness briefing.

NIH personnel (or affiliated persons traveling for the NIH), may have access to critical U.S. government information. NIH personnel must understand their responsibilities to protect the information, and must be aware of security vulnerabilities associated with foreign travel, no matter the country or region they travel to.

In addition, travel to foreign countries requires additional training to meet State Department requirements.

Prior to departure:



Questions or concerns on NIH foreign travel? Please contact:

Passport/Visa Office at Fogarty International Center
Phone: (301) 827-5555
Email: FICVPO@mail.nih.gov

Page updated: March 8, 2024