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University Related Travel FAQs

Please visit the Travel Guidance page for additional information.

Which countries with COVID-19 travel advisories is Tulane restricting travel to?

Tulane has restricted all non-essential university-related international and domestic travel. All non-essential university related travel is cancelled. Exceptions can be submitted to the provost. Please Avoid unnecessary travel.

I am in a country with a CDC level 3 travel advisory or State Department level 4 travel advisory on university-related business or study, what do I do?

Employees that are in a country with a CDC level 3 travel advisory and/or a State Department level 4 travel advisory for university business or academic purposes need to leave the country. The university is communicating directly with students in the impacted study abroad programs and is working with those students to ensure either their safe return to the U.S. or placement in other programs to minimize disruption to their academic studies.

Upon your return to the U.S. from a CDC Level 3 Travel Advisory country, you will need to self-isolate, per CDC guidance. This includes not coming to Tulane’s campuses until after the 14-day isolation period.

Are there exceptions to the university’s travel restrictions?

Tulane has restricted all non-essential international and domestic travel. Requests for exceptions to this policy should be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, for review by the Provost. Please send any requests to Kady Weingart (provost@tulane.edu) for processing. The full Tulane travel advisory provides additional information.

What do I do if my university-related travel needs to change because of COVID-19?

If you are a faculty or staff member whose university-related travel plans may change or get cancelled (i.e. a conference that is cancelled), please reach out to Laney Armstrong for assistance with facilitating these travel changes. Additional information about changing university-related travel can be found here.

I am supposed to travel abroad for university-related study or business in the coming weeks or months, do I have to go?

Tulane is restricting all non-essential international and domestic travel. All non-essential university related travel is cancelled. Exceptions can be submitted to the provost. From now until the end of the Spring semester, no student, staff, or faculty member will be required to undertake any international travel or any domestic travel by plane that is not critical for our operations. If such travel was planned, and the community member chooses to cancel, we will do our best to provide appropriate alternatives.

What if I am abroad for university-related travel and there is not a CDC travel advisory for my location?

If you are traveling abroad on university business, we encourage you to follow the instructions and recommendations put forward by your host organization/local authorities regarding any precautions that support the prevention of a community outbreak.

Please make sure you have registered with Global Rescue as this is required of all travelers on university-related business and study to ensure that we are able to locate travelers whenever necessary and offer support, including evacuation assistance, as needed.