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
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a new report that the threat to international peace and security from the Islamic State extremist group is rising. -- AP News (Aug. 2021)
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. After 17 grueling and chaotic months, weary people are wondering: When will the pandemic finally end? -- National Geographic (Aug. 2021)
CDC Guidance: Do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s international travel recommendations for people who are not fully vaccinated. -- CDC (Aug. 2021)
UW-Madison experts weigh in on how international education will be impacted by the post-pandemic environment. -- Inside Higher Ed (May 2020)
The UW–Madison International Division is greatly dismayed by news that a UW–Madison student experienced an incident of hate, as reported by the UWPD.
This appalling behavior has no place on our campus, in our community, or anywhere else.
Read the International Division’s full statement.