Starting August 1, 2021, faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students (on an individual basis) may resume university-sponsored and supported international travel in accordance with the university’s standard international travel policy.

International travel for these groups no longer needs to be considered essential nor is a petition required for all international travel. All university-sponsored and supported international travel must be registered in MyTrips prior to departure. The International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) strongly encourages travelers to register their itineraries as early as possible. Early registration allows the Global Travel Safety Office to provide pre-trip support in case of any significant change in conditions.

Travel suspension conditions will remain in place for areas that have higher-risk conditions. The Infectious Disease team in collaboration with the ITOC Executive Body will designate travel suspension conditions due to COVID-19 or the impacts of COVID-19. Faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students who wish to pursue travel to a country under a travel suspension condition may submit a petition for exception. Travel suspension conditions will be updated on a bi-weekly basis and posted on the Travel Suspension Conditions page.

The ITOC recognizes that returning to international travel now requires additional planning and preparation. Travelers are responsible for understanding and navigating the entry requirements for their itinerary. For helpful resources and guidance visit the Return to Travel Resources page.

All travel is subject to changes in travel conditions and public health guidance. This policy update does not override any school or department-level restrictions on travel.

For questions, contact itoc@wustl.edu.


International Travel Quick Reference

Faculty & Staff International Travel

Starting August 1, 2021, faculty and staff university-sponsored and supported international travel may resume as outlined in the university’s international travel policy.  

Graduate/Professional Student International Travel

Starting August 1, 2021, individual graduate/professional student university-sponsored and supported international travel may pursue university-sponsored and supported international travel.

Group graduate/professional student university-sponsored and supported international travel is suspended through the Fall 2021 semester.

Undergraduate Student International Travel

Undergraduate student university-sponsored and supported international travel is suspended through the Fall 2021 semester.