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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all UW-Madison-sponsored outbound travel by students and employees is suspended until further notice. Exceptions to this policy will only be considered for an employee or student whose purpose meets a high standard of essential travel, defined as those that: support, further or execute the organization’s mission; cannot be rescheduled effectively; will result in the loss of a significant external financial grant or award if not executed; and/or are not available and cannot be accomplished online or by other alternative means.

Additionally, students are precluded by the UW-Madison International Travel Policy from traveling to locations under a U.S. Department of State level 3 or 4 travel advisory or a CDC level 3 travel warning notice. Currently, this includes the overwhelming majority of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the International Travel Policy under this site’s “Policies” tab.

A short summary of UW-Madison’s current position on travel and the associated policies can be read here: Information on Essential Travel and the International Travel Policy