Student International Travel Considerations

Student International Travel Considerations


Ukraine: The University is closely monitoring the evolving situation in Ukraine. No decisions have been made to cancel or change programmed travel at this time. The Office of the Vice-Provost for Global Affairs will continue to assess current and upcoming international travel plans in terms of US government advisories and news reports about impacts in the region. See UVA's Blog on the Crisis in Ukraine for additional information on the University's response.

Student international travel for university related purposes is subject to the requirements established in the University Policy on Student International Travel. All students, including graduate students and GME residents and fellows must complete an ISO education abroad program application or travel registration prior to departure. All student travel plans are subject to review. Itineraries that involve travel to destinations with a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory of Level 3 or Level 4 or CDC Level 3 will require approval of a petition for an exemption to the University Policy on Student International Travel. See the ISO’s COVID Considerations Page and the Travel Alerts, Notice, and Warnings Page for more information.

The University is monitoring information on new variants and regional outbreaks of COVID-19 generally. National entry and exit requirements can change quickly. Travelers should confirm entry requirements for their destination before their departure date and make sure they have the most up-to-date requirements for re-entering the U.S.  

New U.S. Entry Requirement for Air Passengers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau: AIR PASSENGERS from CHINA, HONG KONG, or MACAU and those traveling from Seoul, Vancouver, and Toronto who have been in China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the last ten days will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 2 days before their flight departs beginning Jan. 5, 2023. See CDC Press release (12/28/22) for more information.

All university travelers are advised to be up to date on all COVID-19 booster shots before departure. See CDC booster guidance and be aware that some countries require a booster for entry. Travelers should also be aware that access to certain venues in some countries may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.