COVID-19 Travel Authorization Requests

Due to the continuing impact of the pandemic on global travel, the University has implemented a COVID-19 Travel Policy for University-related travel for students, faculty, and staff. The COVID-19 Travel Policy is supplemental to the institutional International Travel Policy.

Domestic University-Related Travel within the United States

For definitions of terms, please refer to the COVID-19 Travel Policy.

For domestic travel starting on or after July 1, 2021, individuals who have been fully vaccinated or have a University-approved medical or religious vaccination exemption may undertake University-related domestic travel. These individuals must provide proof of vaccination through the GU360 mobile app or website prior to travel, but do not need approval from the relevant Senior Administrator.  

Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated, and do not have a University-approved medical or religious vaccination exemption, may only undertake domestic University-related travel if it is considered “essential travel.”  These individuals must seek approval from the relevant Senior Administrator.

International University-Related Travel

Applicable to international travel starting on or after Aug. 1, 2021. International travel taking place prior to Aug. 1 should follow the COVID-19 Spring and Summer Travel Policy.

For definitions of terms, please refer to the COVID-19 Travel Policy.

Students

Students must be fully vaccinated (or have a University-approved exemption) and must provide proof of vaccination through the GU360 mobile app or website prior to travel.

Individual/Independent University-related travel (e.g., thesis research, internships, projects, fellowships, etc.): 

Individual or independent University-related travel may be permitted to “lower risk regions” or for “essential travel” upon review by the University’s Travel Review Committee and approval by the relevant Senior Administrator.  All other individual or independent University-related travel remains prohibited.   

International Programs Organized or Sponsored by University Departments/Schools (e.g., study abroad/exchange programs, credit-bearing courses, joint degree programs, etc.): 

International programs organized or sponsored by University Departments/Schools to “lower risk regions” may be permitted to travel upon review by the University’s Travel Review Committee and approval by the relevant Senior Administrator.

International programs organized or sponsored by University Departments/Schools to “elevated risk regions” may be permitted to proceed beginning in Fall 2021, after a careful, program-specific risk assessment carried out by the sponsoring unit in collaboration with the Travel Review Committee. Programs must be reviewed by the Travel Review Committee and approved by the relevant Senior Administrator.

Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated (or have a University-approved exemption) and provide proof of vaccination through the GU360 mobile app or website prior to travel. 

University-related international travel to “lower risk regions” – no approval is needed.  Note: all travel must comply with the University’s International Travel Policy and follow any established departmental or school processes.

University-related international travel to “elevated risk regions” – approval from relevant Senior Administrator is required.

How to Request International Travel Authorization

Those wishing to submit a travel request or COVID-19 Risk Assessment must follow the steps outlined below. Travel requests and COVID-19 Risk Assessments will be reviewed by the Travel Review Committee (“TRC”), which will confer with a public health expert and an academic official from your department/school. The TRC’s recommendation will be sent to the appropriate Senior Administrator for final approval or denial. Please allow at least four weeks for the review and approval process.

If you have already begun your international travel authorization application in myGUABROAD, use this link to return to your open application.

  1. Complete the International Travel Authorization Application for Undergraduates.
  2. Attestation of Academic Necessity and Statement of Support: the attestation is within the Travel Authorization Application and should be completed by your dean or designee.

  1. Complete the International Travel Authorization Application for Graduates.
  2. Attestation of Academic Necessity and Statement of Support: the attestation is within the Travel Authorization Application and should be completed by your dean or designee (e.g., academic advisor, director of graduate students, department chair, or program director).

Contact Cara Morris and Mariah Strauch-Nelson in the Office of Transnational Programs at the Law Center.

  1. Groups and International Programs organized or sponsored by University Departments/Schools traveling to “lower risk regions” should complete the International Travel Authorization Application for Groups.
  2. Groups and International Programs organized or sponsored by University Departments/Schools traveling to “elevated risk regions” should complete the COVID-19 Risk Assessment. Please download the document to complete the questions.
  3. All groups and international programs will require an Attestation of Academic Necessity and Statement of Support. The attestation should be completed by your dean or designee (e.g., academic advisor, director of graduate students, department chair, or program director).

Main Campus Faculty and Staff should complete the Travel Request Form. If you have questions about the form, please email travelreview@georgetown.edu.

Faculty and Staff on other campuses should contact the office of the appropriate campus EVP or COO for information about the review and approval process for that campus.

All faculty and staff should contact their department or school Business Manager with questions about funding.