International Travel Process

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All countries are included in the Restricted Regions List and require approval from the International Oversight Committee (IOC). As per the directive of the UT System Chancellor, this is applicable until December 31, 2021.

Getting Started

  1. Check Restricted Regions List

    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

  2. Register Your Travel

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

  3. Sign up for STEP

    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.

  4. Review Health & Safety Resources

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

For Dell Medical School Residents Traveling Abroad

  • Residents are classified as "students" during travel abroad and will need to follow processes as other UT students would, including completion of Restricted Regions forms.
  • UT Austin’s medical residents who are engaged in educational activities sponsored by the University while outside of the United States are eligible for our Overseas Insurance.
  • If your department is paying for any part of your trip, a Request for Travel Authorization (RTA) is also required.

Connect with Us

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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