Travel Warnings

 

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY WILL MAINTAIN ITS TRAVEL SUSPENSION
THROUGH SUMMER 2021


Regrettably, as of January 1, the travel advisory levels for most countries in the world remain at a level 3 or above by both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of State (DOS) and as such are defined as high risk travel areas.  As a result, no travel will be permitted for Spring and Summer 2021 education abroad programs. Clemson is offering virtual study abroad opportunities, please email abroad@clemson.edu if you would like more information on these opportunities. We want travel to reconvene as much as you do! Please see the chart below to help guide your decision-making for study abroad.


When do I want to study abroad? 


Will I be allowed to travel abroad?

When can I expect an update from Clemson University on international travel

If travel remains suspended for the term I want to study abroad, will I be able to petition for a travel waiver?

Spring 2021

Program start date:
Jan. 1 - May 1

No student travel permitted at this time while university’s travel suspension remains in effect

On or before Dec. 11

Student petitions will not be considered.

Summer 2021

Program start date:
May 1 to August 15

No student travel permitted at this time while university’s travel suspension remains in effect

On or before February 15

Student petitions will not be considered. 

Fall 2021

Program Start Date
July 1 – Dec. 15

No student travel permitted at this time while university’s travel suspension remains in effect

 

On or before
May 1

If the travel suspension remains in effect during the fall, petitions to study on select programs might be considered. Please check in with our office after May 1.

While Clemson University, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of State, and host country restrictions continue to prohibit international travel, we remain hopeful that these restrictions will begin to ease in the coming months and we have been working hard to prepare for the resumption of travel.

Travel during  the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond will absolutely require new precautions. The Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad has established new protocols for study abroad programs to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. These protocols have been developed with guidance from the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and the Forum on Education Abroad. We will continue to monitor these sources and will update our protocols as we are made aware of any changes.

The university is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff as they travel in pursuit of their academic goals. At times and under particular circumstances, the risks of travel may significantly outweigh the benefits and the university may deny requests for university related travel to destinations designated as high-risk. In determining decisions regarding high-risk travel, the University monitors travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the governments of other countries.

Please note that Virtual+ programming where travel is not planned is not impacted by these travel restrictions and will continue as planned

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL BY EMPLOYEES and GRADUATE STUDENTS (e.g. research, conferences).  Requires departmental review. See the Office for Global Education webpage for more information on the travel appeal process.  Final approval for all travel requests will be made by the Provost.

PERSONAL TRAVEL is not subject to review by the institution.  We advise that travelers inform themselves of all public health and other risks of before electing to depart the U.S. such as quarantine requirements, travel restrictions, etc.

Travel Advisories

US Department of State
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


Please make sure that you are regularly checking Clemson University’s COVID-19 website for important updates.


Any changes to these restrictions will be announced as circumstances allow.