If you are considering visiting a country which has higher levels of control of the internet, then please consider what software services you intend to be using whilst there, what files will be required, encryption in use, and any data privacy issues that could arise.

Imperial are unable to give you an accurate list of countries and services, but they have been made aware that certain services, for example Blackboard, Office 365 and Remote Desktop Gateway for remotely connecting to a College computer, are not accessible in some countries. The following countries Belarus, China, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Oman, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are known to have a higher level of control of the internet.

If you are having difficulties using a College service from abroad, then please do contact the ICT Service Desk so that they are aware. Please note that Imperial cannot condone the use of technology to circumvent these local controls and that ICT will most likely be unable to help.

This information will be updated periodically for accuracy.
Last modified: November 2019