For Global Travelers
Welcome to USF World's International Travel homepage. USF World is responsible for facilitating, promoting, and supporting all USF faculty, staff, and student international travel. International travel is defined as travel to any location outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and therefore includes all international bodies of water and U.S. territories, as well as foreign countries. You will find a great deal of information here that will serve you well as you plan and travel abroad on behalf of USF. USF Policy #10-507 explains USF World's authority regarding registration and related procedures for USF international student-related travel and international business travel.
As of January 1, 2022, faculty and staff business travelers are no longer required to obtain advance permission from the Covid-19 Task Force for international travel. Business travelers should have an authorized Travel Request in place in the Archivum System. Please note that if you will be traveling with students, you must also register with USF World. You can access a quick survey here if you are unsure of the appropriate registration process for your anticipated travel.
Per Section 1010.36, Florida Statutes, USF faculty, researchers, and research department staff traveling to a designated foreign country of concern (FCOC), which includes China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and Syria, for employment-related travel or activities must have specific approval prior to travel. Please click HERE for additional details.
USF Health travelers should follow the travel processes of USF Health International.
USF Policy #10-507 requires that all student-related global travel must be registered and authorized by USF World. The registration process differs based upon the type of travel and the destination. If you are looking for a USF sponsored education abroad program, our Study Abroad Program Discovery tool will help you find the program that fits with your academic goals and personal interests. If you are traveling independently, alone or as the leader or member of a group, use this survey to be directed to the appropriate registration process for your planned travel.
***Important Travel Updates - Effective Dec. 6, 2021***
According to Presidential Proclamation, you must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). Furthermore, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. You may also find this flowchart from the CDC useful.
USF students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow applicable CDC and host country guidelines concerning international travel. All current guidance regarding international travel and the Coronavirus can be found on the CDC International Travel main page. Both CDC guidance regarding your return to the United States and host country requirements for entry can change rapidly, you are strongly encouraged to check travel requirements frequently.
USF Policy #10-507 requires that all student-related global travel must be registered with USF World. Certain policies and processes have been established to support the registration of student travelers traveling alone or joining an international experience that is independent from USF Education Abroad programs led by faculty, exchange partners, and affiliate providers. Information for students traveling abroad independently can be found in this section. Please be aware that there is a separate registration process for USF sponsored Education Abroad Programs.
USF faculty and staff must complete a Travel Request at the unit or department level
when traveling for business (through Archivum). Once a Travel Request is authorized, the traveler is eligible for complimentary enrollment
in comprehensive health and travel safety insurance through United HealthCare Global.
If a faculty or staff member is attending an activity abroad in which USF students
are participating, they become associated to the students' international travel and
are designated "Associate Travelers." As such, they must create a proposal and register
their travel, and they must also meet minimum training and certification requirements.
You can find information on traveling abroad with and without students in this section.
Need emergency assistance or help while abroad? In this section you will find instructions
about how to seek emergency assistance, who to call and how, what constitutes reporting
an emergency while oversees, and the importance of always monitoring your USF email
account while you are away.
USF provides international healthcare and emergency evacuation insurance coverage
for all properly registered USF international travelers. United HealthCare Global
(UHCG) is our provider for this comprehensive insurance policy. Once you are registered
as an authorized USF international traveler, you will be automatically covered by
the policy for your dates of travel. UHCG offers USF travelers many services including
medical assistance, help with replacing lost or stolen travel documents, emergency
travel arrangements, and a 24/7 global intelligence center to ensure that you remain
aware of potential travel disruptions while at your global destination. You can read
more about UHCG in this section.
Traveling abroad can be an exciting but confusing time. Here you will find some of the most often frequently asked questions for international travel. In this section you will find helpful answers on some troublesome questions regarding international travel in general, travel for students, and travel specifically for our international students.