Tulane’s full Travel Policy, including both domestic and international travel, can be found here.
Click here to read the full announcement regarding the travel ban lift as well as changes to the travel policy.
Any Tulane-related activity and associated travel, including conferences and fellowships, where one or more of the following elements exist:
High Risk Destinations are countries, regions, or locations that have been classified by the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as either Level 3–High Risk (Reconsider Travel), or Level 4–Extreme Risk (Do Not Travel) for health, safety or security reasons. In addition, the University may apply the designation of a Travel Warning Destination to locations that pose a specific health, safety or security concern as indicated by other sources such as individual U.S. embassies or consulates, the World Health Organization, insurers, third party travel security providers, or at the discretion of the Associate Provost for International Affairs.
In deciding whether to approve Tulane-related travel to a Travel Warning Destination, the University will consider the following factors:
If a request to a High Risk Travel Warning Destination is denied, then Tulane support for the activity does not exist and International Travel should not proceed. This means that the activity will not be eligible for Tulane course credit, University funding is denied, students are not eligible to receive financial aid, Tulane’s insurance does not attach to the activity, Tulane administrative and emergency response support will not be provided, and use of Tulane name, logos, and websites is prohibited. If the applicant moves forward with denied international travel requests, then he/she does so with the understanding that it is not Tulane supported, sponsored, or affiliated.
The University reserves the right to suspend or cancel international travel under this policy should a determination by the Provost Designee or Dean be made that the travel is no longer essential, or that the situation in a high risk destination deteriorates to a level that is no longer acceptable from a health, security or safety standpoint. In such cases, the Travelers understand that the University is not responsible for reimbursement for expenses and costs related to curtailment of activities and departure from the affected destination beyond the departure parameters established by the Provost’s Designee or Dean.
Tulane does not assume responsibility for financial risks associated with participation in Tulane-related international travel, including study abroad opportunities. Contact the Tulane Global team for more information about financial responsibility and funding options.
No. Tulane’s travel requirements only apply to outbound Tulane-related international activity. However, you should strongly consider self-registering your personal travel with STEP.