- 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 have health requirements such as negative COVID-19 test results, vaccines, or test-to-release programs. Some countries or programs may require self-isolation/quarantine upon arrival in-country. Your study abroad advisor will keep you up to date on the latest information for your host country 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 or country while studying abroad?
Current travel restrictions are complex and constantly changing. Travel restrictions can vary based on your citizenship, recent travels, vaccination status, and more. 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.
- What do I need to know about flying during the pandemic?
Review your airline’s policies thoroughly before purchasing flights. International flight travel still has a facemask requirement. Your airline may have other restrictions and limited services while on board the plane. You may notice limited flight availability. You are more likely to experience last-minute delays or flight cancellations.
- 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.