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, travel is permitted to locations where:

  • Students: program must be pre-approved (exchange, approved program provider, UofL faculty-led, etc. Read more about the types of study abroad programs here.)
  • The destination allows US citizens to enter (check US Embassy COVID-19 site)
  • DOS and CDC travel advisories must be at a level 2 or below

Learn more about government travel advisories here.

The list of locations that meet this criteria are* **:

  1. Cameroon
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. South Korea

*List updated weekly. Last update: 9/21/21. 

Find programs in these locations

**Employees, this list only includes locations where UofL has study abroad programs. There are a handful of other locations that meet the criteria above if you are traveling for work or would like to create a new faculty-led study abroad program. Contact for more information.

 

If your travel destination is not listed above, here are the guidelines for appeals:

  • Locations must be currently accepting US citizens. Borders must be fully open. Check US Embassy COVID-19 site to see if your proposed location is allowing US citizens to enter.
  • Employees may appeal for Provost approval to other destinations if their travel is necessary to support the University's mission and goals.
  • Students may appeal to travel to CDC or State Department Level 3 locations for travel beginning in the Fall 2021 term. They will be permitted to appeal if: they are vaccinated, the destination is letting US citizens in, and if they're going on a pre-approved UofL program.
  • Group leaders may appeal for their group to travel to CDC or State Department Level 3 locations for travel beginning in the Fall 2021 term. Contact for more information. 

 

Currently, travel is permitted to locations where:

  • Students: program must be pre-approved (exchange, approved program provider, UofL faculty-led, etc. Read more about the types of study abroad programs here.)
  • The destination allows US citizens to enter (check US Embassy COVID-19 site)
  • DOS and CDC travel advisories must be at a level 2 or below

Learn more about government travel advisories here.

The list of locations that meet this criteria are* **:

  1. Cameroon
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. South Korea

*List updated weekly. Last update: 9/21/21. 

Find programs in these locations

**Employees, this list only includes locations where UofL has study abroad programs. There are a handful of other locations that meet the criteria above if you are traveling for work or would like to create a new faculty-led study abroad program. Contact for more information.

 

If your travel destination is not listed above, here are the guidelines for appeals:

  • Locations must be currently accepting US citizens. Borders must be fully open. Check US Embassy COVID-19 site to see if your proposed location is allowing US citizens to enter.
  • Employees may appeal for Provost approval to other destinations if their travel is necessary to support the University's mission and goals.
  • Students may appeal to travel to CDC or State Department Level 3 locations for travel beginning in the Fall 2021 term. They will be permitted to appeal if: they are vaccinated, the destination is letting US citizens in, and if they're going on a pre-approved UofL program.
  • Group leaders may appeal for their group to travel to CDC or State Department Level 3 locations for travel beginning in the Fall 2021 term. Contact for more information.