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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. 

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to making study, research, and other academic pursuits abroad both accessible and safe for faculty and students. As such, we maintain governing policies for official university international travel.

How to Start

Check whether the country you are traveling to is on UT’s Restricted Regions list. If so, apply for and obtain approval from the International Oversight Committee (IOC).

If you are not traveling to a UT Restricted Region and you have not already registered your travel in MyAbroad Portal, register your travel.

Register your travel details and sign up for notifications in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Additionally, log in to the International SOS web page and sign up for email alerts.

Review our Health & Safety Resources to help you prepare for your trip.

For Dell Medical School Residents Traveling Abroad

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You can schedule a meeting or request a presentation with Global Risk & Safety to discuss your trip and go over the request forms.


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