- Am I allowed to travel internationally?
It depends. Entry requirements are subject to change and interpretation by the host country at any time. Some countries may also add health requirements such as negative COVID-19 test results or vaccines. Some countries or programs may require self-isolation/quarantine upon arrival in-country. International Programs staff will keep you up to date on the latest information before you depart. Additionally, travel restrictions or border closings could be imposed by your home nation at any point and potentially prohibit your ability to return home.
- Will I be able to travel outside of my host city while studying abroad?
Travel restrictions may be in place for other cities or other countries during your time abroad. Please review all local travel guidance policies before making plans, as there may also be quarantine or self-isolation requirements based upon your destination. You should anticipate that you may not be able to cross international borders as freely as study abroad students have in the past, but there are ample travel opportunities in each of our host countries.
- What do I need to know about flying during the pandemic?
Flying requires added precautions, and you need to review your airline’s policies thoroughly before purchasing flights and heading to the airport. You are more likely than usual to experience last-minute route changes, delays, or flight cancellations. Your airline or destination may also require a negative COVID-19 test result to travel at any point.
- Will I be able to use public transportation during my study abroad?
Public transportation in your host country may run on a limited schedule, experience increased delays, and may be subject to closure at any point as mandated by the government. You will likely be required to wear a mask and adhere to any additional precautions in place such as physical distancing and capacity restrictions.