International travel

Undergraduate student and group graduate/professional student university-sponsored and supported international travel is suspended through at least July 31, 2021.

The International Travel Oversight Committee is accepting petitions for exception from faculty, staff and graduate/ professional students to pursue essential university-sponsored and supported international travel. 

Details including the definition of “essential” and the process to submit a petition for exception can be found at

All travel is subject to changes in travel conditions and public health guidance.

Contact with any questions.

Domestic travel

Some local jurisdictions may have Stay at Home orders in place. Employees and students should check with their local government to determine if restrictions are in effect where they live. 

All non-essential university-sponsored travel is suspended until further notice. For purposes of domestic travel, the definition of “essential” can be found at

Requests to engage in essential university-sponsored travel must be approved by the chancellor or the provost, a dean, executive vice chancellor, or vice chancellor. All approved essential travel must be registered here

Danforth Campus

As of May 7, 2020, all Danforth-based faculty and staff, including those whose physical presence is required on campus to perform essential services, may travel beyond a 60-mile radius of campus at their discretion. This is an update to previous guidance strongly discouraging personal travel outside of the St. Louis region.

Medical Campus

Effective May 7, all faculty, staff and trainees of the School of Medicine are allowed to  resume personal travel outside a 60-mile radius of the Medical Campus. They previously had been restricted from doing so in an attempt to ensure an adequate workforce during a patient surge from the coronavirus outbreak and to reduce the spread of the virus on the Medical Campus. For additional information, please consult the School of Medicine’s policy.

International Travel Oversight Committee updates

The International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) shares updates specific to international travelers and WashU students studying abroad.

Please contact with any additional questions about current or future travel.