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Travel Guidelines

University-sponsored international travel for students and employees remains restricted at this time. Refer to Northwestern's Travel Guidelines for the latest information.

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Supporting the health, safety and security of students, faculty and staff who travel abroad.

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See below for more information on specific travel policies.


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Once your travel petition has been approved, register your travel with Northwestern's International Travel Registry so the Office of Global Safety and Security has information about your trip and can respond to a health or safety emergency. Complete the travel registry at least two weeks before your departure. Undergraduate study abroad students do not need to complete the travel registry; go to Application Steps to apply for a credit-bearing study abroad program.
Northwestern works with GeoBlue to provide access to routine and emergency health care worldwide. In a medical emergency, you should go immediately to the nearest physician or hospital and then call the Medical Assistance phone number for 24/7 care located on the back of your ID card. For more information on how to access GeoBlue, plan benefits and exclusions, go to GeoBlue for Students or GeoBlue for Employees.
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International Travel

Health, Safety and Security Abroad

Use this pre-departure health & safety checklist to prepare for your Northwestern-affiliated trip abroad or view the Travel Health, Safety and Security webpages for more comprehensive information.