Until further notice, all non-essential domestic and international OSU-sponsored travel remains suspended. The process for requesting exceptions is addressed in a separate question.
For domestic travel, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown indicates it is essential for the health, safety and welfare of the state of Oregon during the ongoing state of emergency that individuals continue to stay at or near their home or place of residence when possible. Please check the Oregon Health Authority and Office of the Governor for the most current guidance and restrictions in Oregon. Here are considerations for domestic travelers from the CDC. We further encourage travelers to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation while away.
For international travel, the U.S. Department of State raised the Global Travel Heath Advisory to Level to 4: Do Not Travel on March 19, 2020. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial travel options remain available, U.S. citizens should arrange for immediate return to the United States unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite length of time. For more information about possible travel restrictions, contact your destination's U.S. Embassy or Consulate or visit the U.S. Department of State website.
Be aware that countries are implementing both international and internal movement restrictions and enforcing curfews. Commercial air travel options are very limited in certain places. The best resources for inquiries about flight availability are individual air carriers serving each country.
As of March 27, 2020, all locations are under a worldwide CDC Level 3 Pandemic Warning.
Please follow these standard precautions whether traveling domestically or internationally.
Travel Health Precautions
U.S. Inbound international Travel
Updated July 10, 2020
Until further notice, all non-essential domestic and international OSU-travel remains suspended.
Currently restrictions on entering the U.S. from international travel can be found at U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Traveler Information website.
For information about travel restrictions between Canada, Mexico and the USA, please reference the Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for those returning to the U.S.:
U.S. Outbound International Travel
Updated July 10, 2020
Currently all non-essential international OSU-sponsored travel remains suspended for 2020. We are very much looking forward to resuming international travel as soon as conditions allow. Please contact the OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSUGO) for the most current information on the status of study abroad programs and international travel destinations.
Exceptions to OSU’s travel suspension are granted only for essential OSU-sponsored travel, and may be granted by the relevant dean, vice provost or vice president. Exceptions should be rare, and requests should weigh the relative risks of travel against the potential serious disruption to research or university programs. Examples of essential travel may include:
International travel restrictions can change very quickly during the pandemic. If you must travel abroad, we strongly encourage travelers to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel restrictions, the U.S. Department of State warning levels for COVID-19 risk, and to check early with the OSU Office of International Services to ensure that no additional restrictions have been put in place. We further encourage travelers to closely monitor restrictions while away.
Please follow these precautions: