Limited return to university-sponsored international travel

While a return to international travel is critical to the university’s mission, particularly its research mission, doing so must be executed thoughtfully and responsibly, given the uncertainty of the new COVID-impacted travel landscape.

Washington University’s International Travel Oversight Committee has developed a plan for a limited return to university-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff and graduate/professional students whose trips meet certain essential criteria and are approved through the University-Sponsored International Travel Petition for Exception process.

This Return to International Travel memo outlines the details regarding international travel policies and processes from July 31, 2020, until at least Dec. 31, 2020.

Petition materials​ became available July 27. The International Travel Oversight Committee Executive Body will start accepting petitions Friday, July 31. Contact for more information.