It is important to think about export controls when traveling internationally. If you are traveling with ITAR-controlled data, this is considered to be an export, just as it would be if you were sending data overseas electronically. Similarly, hand-carrying EAR-controlled equipment or data may require an export license. Note: License exceptions may be available when Princeton-affiliated individuals plan to take University-owned or personal items out of the country.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is part of the U.S. Treasury Department, manages the United States government's sanctions and embargo programs. Individuals in the United States may be prohibited from conducting specified activities in or with sanctioned countries or restricted parties.
For international travel guidance on export controls and OFAC-sanctioned countries, visit the Office of Research and Project Administration site.