Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Updated February 26, 2022
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Find the latest information, frequently asked questions, and resources related to Education Abroad and COVID-19.
Travel Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The 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.
Travel arrangements (airfare, lodging, etc.) can be made prior to sending request to IOC.
Health and Safety
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains the requirements to enter the United States. For more information on CDC international travel guidance, visit International Travel During COVID-19 and Department of Homeland Security.
- Business travel by unvaccinated employees is permissible but not recommended consistent with CDC guidance.
- All travelers must review the following information designed to prioritize your health and safety, along with the health of our campus community.
- Students and employees can access testing for free through the UT Proactive Community Testing.
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.
- Employees who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 will report to the Occupational Health Program (OHP)
- Students who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 will report to University Health Services (UHS).
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.
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):
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: 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