International Studies & Programs


Updated Requirements for International Travelers

MSU’s international travel procedures are adapting to reflect the current global travel landscape

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Published: Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 Author:

After careful consideration of the high COVID-19 vaccination rate on campus, the re-opening of international borders, and the successful resumption of many global programs and activities, the Faculty and Staff Travel Review Committee (FASTR), the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security (Global Safety), the associate provost and dean for International Studies and Programs, and the provost have approved the following international travel policies and procedures for faculty, staff, and MSU-sponsored guests, effective Monday, May 2, 2022.

International Travel for Faculty, Staff and Sponsored Guests 

  • Travel to elevated or extreme risk destinations is subject to additional review by Global Safety. Global Safety may prompt the traveler to complete an online travel waiver as needed as well as refer the waiver to FASTR for further review. Travel requests must be submitted three weeks in advance of departure date.
  • MSU-sponsored travelers are eligible for MSU-provided international travel health insurance and support from the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security. A new coverage benefit has been added to MSU’s international travel health insurance for travelers directed to quarantine by a physician; please review complete coverage details.
  • Travel to the U.S. from an international location does not require Global Safety approval.

International Travel for Students

These policies and procedures are subject to regular review and may change as needed to protect the Spartan community. As always, refer to the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security website for the most up-to-date international travel policies and procedures.

Please share this information widely within your college or unit. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security at globalsafety(at), and sign up for their mailing list to receive regular updates.

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