Travel Advisories

The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak is dramatically impacting international and domestic travel. The U.S. State Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and White House have all issued travel advisories or declarations. 

All university-sponsored travel (international and domestic) is suspended indefinitely. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips. 

No waivers are being given for international travel.  A waiver is required for domestic business essential travel; it can only be granted by the provost, a vice president or the president through the following form and must be approved before a trip begins. In-state travel is permitted to perform one’s essential job duties, but also requires a waiver. Non-essential in-state travel to state conferences or other gatherings should not occur.

If you have upcoming travel planned through June 30, it is strongly recommended that you cancel your reservations and seek refunds. You also should cancel approved requests to travel in Concur. For those who registered their international travel in the Global Travel Registry, you or your travel arranger should cancel those plans in the registry or send an email to the Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) at requesting that your trip be deleted.

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This is a rapidly evolving situation, and MSU's recommendations may change. If you're planning future travel, we strongly recommend keeping your travel plans as flexible as possible.

  • For general international travel health and safety questions, contact the Office of International Health and Safety.
    If you're abroad on MSU-sponsored international travel and have specific questions, contact International SOS at (215) 942-8478.
  • If you're considering international travel and you have a specific health question, contact the MSU Travel Clinic.
  • If you are an international student or scholar and you have questions about re-entry into the United States, contact the Office of International Students and Scholars.