COVID-19 Travel Overview

While COVID-19 restrictions are easing, the pandemic still presents significant potential risk to international travelers. It remains important for everyone to plan to mitigate their risk before and during international travel.

University Travel

Travel on behalf of the university no longer needs additional approvals other than the standard university approvals required before March 2020.

However, all travelers should follow the steps below:

For Faculty and Staff

For Graduate Students

For Undergraduate Students

  • Enroll in the university’s international insurance. Most students will be automatically enrolled through their Study Abroad program.
  • For individual travel, Undergraduate students are required to submit the Student Insurance Enrollment Form.

Personal International Travel

The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide. Individuals are also encouraged to review the CDC travel notices. The University-approved international insurance does not apply to personal travel, however, there is an option for personal/leisure travel insurance on the Other Insurance Products page.

Returning to Campus

Upon arrival to the United States, all students, faculty, and staff must follow the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's COVID-19 guidelines.

International students and scholars can refer to the International Student and Scholar Services website for visa and immigration specific questions.