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COVID-19 Travel Considerations

International and domestic mobility during the pandemic should put health and safety first. Travel will require careful planning and flexibility to adjust plans as conditions change. Independent travelers should review the resources and pre-travel checklist below before they travel. Faculty or staff that are planning short-term group travel or are working to re-start study abroad programs, should contact the Office of Global Safety and Security to obtain a list of additional requirements.

Resources

In addition to adhering to Northwestern’s travel guidance / expectations, the following resources should be consulted when planning domestic or international travel:

General Travel Advice
Domestic Travel
International Travel

Furthermore, all travelers should review the following questions and other guidance. Independent travelers may contact the OGSS staff for assistance in assessing risk or planning mitigation strategies.

Faculty or staff that are planning short-term group travel or are working to re-start study abroad programs, should contact the Office of Global Safety and Security to obtain a list of additional requirements to be reviewed with host institutions, third-party providers or other on-site contacts. As a result, students traveling with Northwestern-sponsored groups and study abroad programs can assume that the trip leader / program director / sponsoring school, unit or department is considering issues that apply to all participants.

Pre-Travel Checklist

A traveler who feels unwell up to three days prior to departure should cancel their trip.

Additional Factors to Consider / Best Practices

Airline Travel / Aircraft Health, Accommodations, Food/Meals/Dining and Public Transit
Meetings/Classes