COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated March 27, 2020

The Texas Global building is CLOSED

Effective March 16, staff are working remotely to continue services. Please contact us through the following ways.

International Student and Scholar Services

(512) 471-2477

Education Abroad

(512) 471-6490

English Language Center

(512) 471-2480

Passport Services

(512) 232-5899

New Travel Guidelines in response to COVID-19

The university has implemented new travel guidelines including:

  • Effective March 27, 2020: UT domestic and international travel restrictions have been extended to May 31, whether paid for by UT sources or external sponsors.  A decision will be made by April 30 about travel starting after June 1. International travel will follow the guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of State (USDOS) for dates later than June 1.
    • UT will not permit reimbursements from any source for deposits, down-payments, change fees, or non-reimbursable airfares booked after March 26 for travel at any future time.
    • Restricted Regions requests will not be accepted. Faculty and staff who require travel approval for COVID-19 pandemic research must contact Global Risk & Safety in Texas Global for further direction.
  • Effective March 27, 2020: All visiting delegations to UT Austin have been canceled through June 1, with the possibility that this date could be extended, per CDC and USDOS guidelines.
  • Worldwide recall of all university-sponsored travelers (students, faculty and staff), effective March 11, 2020.
  • Cancelation of all education abroad programs through Aug. 18, effective March 11, 2020. 


Texas Global communications to campus

Texas Global communications to campus concerning COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Cancellation of All Education Abroad Programs
Mar. 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update: France, Germany and Spain Travel Restrictions
Mar. 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Italy Travel Restrictions
Feb. 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Korea Travel Restrictions 
Feb. 25, 2020

Message of Support to our International Community
Feb. 14, 2020

Message to UT Community: China Travel Restrictions
Jan. 29, 2020

Study Abroad Considerations

FAQs relating to the impact of COVID-19 on study abroad programs

Restricted Regions Relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

International Student and Scholar Considerations

Information and resources pertinent to international students and scholars

UHS communications to campus

UHS communications to campus 

University guidance

Central location for all updates and guidance from the university