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Coronavirus (COVID-19) University Travel Guidance

Georgetown University will continue to monitor public health conditions domestically and globally, and we will update the University’s travel policies as appropriate.

Permitted Travel

Domestic University-related travel is permitted. 

International University-related travel is permitted. Please refer to the International Travel Policy for guidelines on University-related international travel.

All University-related travel must be conducted in accordance with all Business Travel and Entertainment policies.

Public Health Guidance

Travelers must stay apprised of, and comply with, public health and travel regulations and guidance (especially related to quarantine and isolation) in place both at their destination, and upon their return, with the understanding that such regulations and guidance continue to change quickly. Please review University public health protocols related to travel, District of Columbia travel guidance, CDC travel guidance and the travel guidance of your state of residence.

When making decisions about travel and assessing your risk, consider the following:

  • Your personal risk (e.g., immunocompromised status, high-risk medical conditions),
  • Your vaccination status (especially if you are not up to date because of an exemption), 
  • The type of mask you can wear (e.g., N95, surgical),
  • The length of time you are spending with unmasked people, or in an area of high transmission,
  • The type of activity (e.g., minimal interactions, singing, yelling),
  • The setting (e.g., indoors, ventilation status, proximity to others and density),
  • The anticipated number of people you will be interacting with and your tasks/responsibilities (e.g., dining, greeting or hosting),
  • Community transmission rates in your destination.

Booking University-Related Travel

Individuals engaging in approved University-related travel must comply with all other University policies (e.g., financial or departmental approvals).

In response to faculty feedback, campus leaders are developing policies specific to faculty research travel. Faculty booking research-related travel should refer questions to their unit head or dean.

Staff will need to request approval from their manager  before booking University-related travel.

We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to book University-related travel through Georgetown Travel Services (GTS) to take advantage of travel savings and so that the University can communicate and provide emergency assistance to individuals on University-related travel. If you have any questions or feedback throughout the process of booking with GTS, please email travel@georgetown.edu.