General Travel Information
The safety of all UofL travelers to international destinations is our utmost concern. The Office of Study Abroad & International Travel continues to monitor the 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 provides guidance for all UofL employees and students on best practices for study abroad and other UofL-affiliated international travel during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Current status of travel
UofL is operating under the standard International Travel Policy. This policy and our procedures are based on US Department of State (DOS) and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) advisory levels. The CDC reassesses each country's COVID advisory level weekly.
- Students: program must be pre-approved (exchange, approved program provider, UofL faculty-led, etc.) Read more about the types of study abroad programs.
- The destination must allow US citizens to enter (check US Embassy COVID-19 site).
- The traveler must be willing to sign off on a COVID-specific release form.
- Students are not permitted to appeal to destinations that are a CDC Level 3 or State Department Level 4 for a reason other than COVID.
- The CDC verbiage for Level 3 or 4 locations advises that travelers should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel. Therefore, our office will ask travelers to divulge their vaccination status as part of their appeal.
- Employee appeal instructions
- Student appeal instructions (research and co-op students, email Rebeca Dixon)
- Group trips: appeal process similar to that of employees. Email Rebecca Dixon for more information.