For Global Travelers


Welcome to USF World's International Travel homepage. USF World is designated to facilitate, promote, and support 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.

The USF Policy #10-507 refers to the authority, registration, and related procedures for USF international student-related travel and international business travel. To learn more about the registration process, navigate the sections below. For tips on completing a compliant Business Travel Request or Student Registration, please review this useful guide.

USF Health travelers should follow the travel processes of USF Health International.

***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. More details can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page here. You may also find this flowchart from the CDC useful.

USF students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow applicable CDC guidelines concerning international travel, including recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States as well as check their destination of choice if traveling abroad. All current guidance regarding international travel and the Coronavirus can be found on the CDC International Travel main page.

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International Travel For Students

USF Policy #10-507 requires that all international student-related travel must be registered and authorized by USF World. Certain policies and processes have been established to support the registration of student travelers traveling alone or joining an international experience run by someone other than USF that is not for credit. There are separate processes for USF sponsored Education Abroad Programs. For USF Health students, please view additional or complementary process steps/procedures required by the USF Health International Office. Information for students traveling abroad on non-credit activities can be found in this section.

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Global Travel For Faculty and Staff

Although USF faculty and staff members must go through their individual units and departments when traveling for business, there are key things to know before you go. For example, whenever a faculty or staff member is attending an activity abroad in which USF students are also known to be participating, he/she becomes 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 here.

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24/7 Global Assistance

Need assistance or help reporting an incident? USF has its own Global Travel Emergency phone number and dedicated email address. In this section you will find instructions on how to call from abroad, the many functions of this Global Travel Emergency phone number, the importance of always monitoring your official USF email address, and what constitutes reporting an emergency while overseas.

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Insurance Information

USF provides international healthcare and emergency evacuation insurance coverage for all properly registered USF international travelers. United HealthCare Global (UHCG) is our provider of 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. Some of the benefits provided by this policy include medical and security evacuation benefits. You can view more information in this section.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.