International travel during the pandemic requires careful planning and flexibility to adjust plans as conditions change. As a first step, students, faculty and staff should review Northwestern’s COVID-19 Travel Guidelines for the latest University-wide advice and possible restrictions. After reviewing the guidelines, refer to the COVID-19 Considerations for trip checklists and additional resources.
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In light of the new COVID variant, Omicron, community members who have international travel planned in the next two-three weeks should weigh the necessity of the trip against the potential disruption to one’s personal, professional and academic life given the possibility for sudden border closures, onerous / expensive testing requirements, or mandatory quarantine. Before you travel, review resources for planning trips abroad .
If you're thinking about a group trip abroad during the pandemic, see the new COVID group trip planning guide .
Vaccine guidance: In accordance with University guidance, Northwestern students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated (with limited exceptions) prior to university-affiliated international travel
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