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, all student international travel is suspended as per the UofL Interim Travel Policy for COVID-19 and the UofL Travel Warning Policy. These policies are based on a number of factors, including US Department of State (DOS) and CDC travel advisory levels. For more information about how travel advisories affect study abroad, see the office's video series on government travel advisories.

Employees are only permitted to travel for essential purposes and must appeal for Provost approval.

When will UofL support international travel and study abroad programs again?

We are hoping to support study abroad and international travel beginning June 1, 2021; however, the following items will be considered before allowing travel:

  • DOS and CDC travel advisory levels
  • If the destination is allowing US citizens to enter (check US Embassy COVID-19 site)
  • Other Travel restrictions and/or entry requirements both in the US and in destination
  • Host country's capability of managing further outbreaks
  • Resumption of full passport services
  • Flight operations resuming consistently between U.S. and destination
  • Accessibility of visa services, if needed
  • Slowing or declining numbers of new virus cases
  • COVID-19 restrictions in destination

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, all student international travel is suspended as per the UofL Interim Travel Policy for COVID-19 and the UofL Travel Warning Policy. These policies are based on a number of factors, including US Department of State (DOS) and CDC travel advisory levels. For more information about how travel advisories affect study abroad, see the office's video series on government travel advisories.

Employees are only permitted to travel for essential purposes and must appeal for Provost approval.

When will UofL support international travel and study abroad programs again?

We are hoping to support study abroad and international travel beginning June 1, 2021; however, the following items will be considered before allowing travel:

  • DOS and CDC travel advisory levels
  • If the destination is allowing US citizens to enter (check US Embassy COVID-19 site)
  • Other Travel restrictions and/or entry requirements both in the US and in destination
  • Host country's capability of managing further outbreaks
  • Resumption of full passport services
  • Flight operations resuming consistently between U.S. and destination
  • Accessibility of visa services, if needed
  • Slowing or declining numbers of new virus cases
  • COVID-19 restrictions in destination

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.