General Travel Information

The safety of all UofL travelers to international destinations is our utmost concern.  Therefore, UofL is closely monitoring developments of COVID-19. We are partnering with our campus community, international travel insurance provider, and third-party providers to make the best, most informed decisions possible. Our office will provide guidance for employees as well as advise students across all UofL study abroad program locations on best practices during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Current status of Travel

Currently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a Global "Warning- Level 3, avoid non-essential travel" Travel Health Notice for COVID-19. Similarly, the US Department of State (DOS) has a Global Level 4 "Do Not Travel" Advisory. At this point, all international travel is suspended as per UofL Interim Travel Policy for COVID-19, UofL Travel Warning Policy, and President Bendapudi's March 18th email.

What factors does UofL consider to evaluate when support international travel and study abroad programs again?

The following factors are used to evaluate decisions on when and where to support travel:

  • DOS and CDC travel advisory levels
  • Travel restrictions both domestically and abroad
  • Host country's capability of managing further outbreaks
  • Host country's entry requirements
  • Resumption of full passport services
  • Flight operations resuming consistently between U.S. and program destination
  • Accessibility of visa services, if needed
  • Slowing or declining numbers of new virus cases
  • Easing of lockdown restrictions

This page will be kept up-to-date with any news as it becomes available to us. Our goal is to provide you with clear, concise information as we receive it.

Currently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a Global "Warning- Level 3, avoid non-essential travel" Travel Health Notice for COVID-19. Similarly, the US Department of State (DOS) has a Global Level 4 "Do Not Travel" Advisory. At this point, all international travel is suspended as per UofL Interim Travel Policy for COVID-19, UofL Travel Warning Policy, and President Bendapudi's March 18th email.

What factors does UofL consider to evaluate when support international travel and study abroad programs again?

The following factors are used to evaluate decisions on when and where to support travel:

  • DOS and CDC travel advisory levels
  • Travel restrictions both domestically and abroad
  • Host country's capability of managing further outbreaks
  • Host country's entry requirements
  • Resumption of full passport services
  • Flight operations resuming consistently between U.S. and program destination
  • Accessibility of visa services, if needed
  • Slowing or declining numbers of new virus cases
  • Easing of lockdown restrictions

This page will be kept up-to-date with any news as it becomes available to us. Our goal is to provide you with clear, concise information as we receive it.