Many WashU students spend time abroad during their course of study. If you are a student traveling individually, not as part of a group, take time before your trip to review university policies, restrictions, and tools to keep you safe.

Travel Safety Memo – Israel-Gaza Conflict

Due to the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza, please note the following: The university has added Israel, The West Bank, and Gaza to the ITOC Travel Suspension Conditions list.

Travel checklist

Required steps

  1. Read the WashU International Travel Policy for student trips.
  2. Check to see if there are Travel Suspension Conditions in the area you would like to travel.
    • If there are suspension conditions but you’d still like to pursue travel there, you may file a petition for exception for ITOC to grant permission if you are a graduate or professional student.
  3. Review the list of restricted countries where embargo and sanction programs restrict transactions.
  4. Review Export Control concerns and policies for international travelers.
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Required steps

  1. Register your travel using MyTrips International Travel Registry.
  2. Review your international health insurance coverage.
    • Purchase is required for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
  3. Review the International SOS Emergency Assistance plan.
    • Print a membership card once you log in and keep it handy.
  4. Review Summary of WashU Global Health and Travel Assistance Services.
  5. Review Export Control concerns and technology considerations for international travelers.
  6. Register with your local embassy.
  7. Review immunization information.
    • Some immunizations require a series of immunizations before achieving immunity. Contact Student Health Services as soon as you know you will be traveling abroad.
  8. Check travel documents (passports and visas).
    • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned return. Check the consulate of the country you are visiting to determine whether you need to obtain a visa to enter the country. Visa requirements vary depending on your citizenship, purpose, and duration of your stay in the country.
Related Policies and Guidance
Additional resources

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