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Coronavirus (COVID-19) University Travel Guidance

University Moratorium on Travel

International Travel

FOR STUDENTS:

The university has suspended ALL university-sponsored or related student international travel through May 15, 2020. This includes any new travel that is credit-bearing, including travel for students preparing to begin study abroad opportunities in the coming weeks. Questions about academic continuity in the event of a program closure should be directed to the relevant dean’s office.

FOR STAFF AND FACULTY:

The university is suspending ALL university-sponsored or related non-essential international travel through May 15, 2020. This suspension includes travel associated with one’s scholarly activities as a Georgetown employee and travel funded by a grant, foundation, company or other university.

If a faculty or staff member believes there is a compelling university-related reason for travel abroad, they should consult with the Office of the Provost or campus executive vice president (for Medical and Law Centers), senior vice president and chief operating officer (for staff of University Services), or the vice president and chief of staff (for direct reports to the president) to request an exception allowing for such travel.

Domestic Travel

The university is also suspending university-sponsored or related non-essential domestic air and Amtrak travel through May 15, 2020. We will continue to reassess this guidance and will update these temporary restrictions as appropriate. This suspension includes travel associated with one’s scholarly activities as a Georgetown employee and travel funded by a grant, foundation, company or other university. 

If a faculty or staff member believes there is a compelling university-related reason for domestic air or Amtrak travel, they should consult with the office of the Provost or campus executive vice president (for Medical and Law Centers), senior vice president and chief operating officer (for staff of University Services), or the vice president and chief of staff (for direct reports to the president) to request an exception allowing for such travel.

Current Travelers

Due to the fluid situation, we strongly recommend all members of our community reconsider ANY international travel plans over spring break, Easter break and the coming weeks, especially to or through areas included in CDC travel alerts. Students, faculty and staff should be aware of the associated risk of disruptions to their reentry to the United States or other countries. Based on the quickly evolving international travel guidance, your return to the United States or to campus may be interrupted by federal or state restrictions.

In accordance with CDC guidance for travelers returning from China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, the Schengen Area (Europe), or any other country that is subsequently designated by CDC as Level 3 for coronavirus while you are traveling, please be aware that you will need you to self-quarantine – at your permanent address or away from Georgetown’s campus – for at least 14 days.