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Travel To Elevated-Risk Destinations

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Visit Cornell's Coronavirus Resources and Updates for campus-wide information. Visit COVID-19 Immigrations FAQs for our international community and COVID-19 Study Abroad FAQs for current study abroad students.

While there is an inherent risk associated with all travel, certain regions of the world call for heightened caution and additional preparation to ensure the health, safety, and security of the Cornell community.

In response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health, all Cornell-related student travel to any international destination is prohibited until further notice. We strongly discourage non-essential international travel for Cornell business or personal reasons. Faculty and staff who wish to travel to CDC Level 3 areas for Cornell-related scholarship or business must receive approval from Cornell’s International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) prior to travel. Approval can be sought by filling out the travel registry form. Faculty and staff who wish to travel to any international destination on Cornell-related research, scholarship or business must register their travel prior to departure. If one does not register their travel prior to departure, it will not be considered Cornell-related business and may impact their ability to be reimbursed for related travel costs.