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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Updated November 9, 2021

Information for International Students and Scholars

Stay informed on immigration updates and remote resources available to international students and scholars.

Education Abroad COVID-19 Information and Resources

Find the latest information, frequently asked questions, and resources related to Education Abroad and COVID-19.

International Travel Guidelines in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


University of Texas System policy has deemed all international travel as High Risk. Therefore, all university-related international travel (business, educational, medical, research, presentations, conferences, competitions, etc.) must be reviewed and approved by the International Oversight Committee (IOC). For more information on the steps to obtain approval for international travel, follow the International Travel Process.  

  • Requests require Dean/VP and Chair approval.
  • Submit requests as early as possible, at least 5 weeks prior to departure.
  • Trips must be registered with International SOS (UT System requirement).
  • Travel arrangements (airfare, lodging, etc.) can be made prior to sending request to IOC. 
  • The use of Concur or a UT-contracted travel agency is not required. However, using these tools will automatically enroll the trip with International SOS, and can providing savings of unit funds.

Health and Safety:

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 3 calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.

For more information on CDC international travel guidance, visit International Travel During COVID-19.

As a reminder, the university may not require individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine nor inquire about an individual’s vaccine status, other than healthcare professionals in order to provide appropriate care or for the purposes of contact tracing. Read more on Protect Texas Together

Visitors To Campus

Visitors/researchers/scholars from abroad must be approved by the CSU/department. Delegations requiring engagement with multiple CSUs are coordinated by Texas Global and facilitated by completing the visiting delegation request form. All visitors will be subject to the same quarantine provisions as UT Austin approved travelers returning from abroad.

Domestic Travel

For information on domestic travel, see the University’s COVID-19 travel guidelines.


Texas Global communications to campus

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

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP): F-1 Status Immigration Update
July 7, 2020

Presidential Proclamation Concerning H-1B Visas
June 23, 2020

Immigration Update: Presidential Proclamation
June 3, 2020

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

UHS Communications to Campus

UHS communications to campus