COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated May 6, 2020

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 extended domestic and international travel restrictions to June 30 (whether paid for by UT sources or external sources), effective May 1. A decision will be made by June 15 about travel beyond July 1.


Limited exceptions can be requested for faculty, staff, and graduate students for important domestic and international university-related business travel. International travel will only be permitted for COVID-19-related research and will be required to follow guidance to request restricted region travel approval and encouraged to contact Global Risk & Safety for assistance.

Domestic travel exception requests must be approved by the relevant dean or vice president prior to the submission of a Request-to-Travel (RTA), and their approval should be included when the RTA is submitted. International travel will follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International SOS (ISOS) and U.S. Department of State (USDOS) for dates later than July 1.

Prohibited Travel

International travel will not be permitted (unless related to COVID-19 research), due to closed entry to/exit from numerous countries, restricted flight options, quarantine requirements, and strained health systems, and the potential outbreak of civil unrest. UT-sponsored undergraduate student travel is prohibited.


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 if the travel has not followed protocol.


Effective March 27, all visiting delegations to UT Austin have been canceled through July 1, with the possibility that this date could be extended, per CDC, ISOS and USDOS guidelines.


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