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Emergency Updates

    • Fall Intensive Courses Abroad Discontinued

      April 05, 2021

      Given the unique logistical and safety concerns of offering Intensive Courses Abroad during the pandemic and the uncertainty of the vaccine rollout worldwide, the Office of Global Engagement has made the difficult decision to discontinue the September 2021 offerings. The safety of Drexel and students remain a priority in assessing program offerings. This decision has been communicated to students and faculty involved in the September ICAs.


    • New COVID-19 Requirements for Entry to the US

      February 02, 2021

      The US government recently implemented a new entry requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result 72 hours prior to departure or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before the boarding of any flights to the United States from international destinations. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens. US Embassies are providing detailed information on testing availability in each country. Drexel travelers should carefully review the availability of an acceptable COVID-19 testing facility in their destination prior to their departure from the United States. 


    • CDC Introduces new COVID-19 Travel Health Notices

      November 21, 2020

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently introduced new COVID-19 specific Travel Health Notices for international destinations and United States Territories. The new advisory system uses four levels, ranging from Level 1: Low level of COVID-19, Exercise normal travel precautions to Level 4: Very high level of COVID-19, Avoid all travel. The levels are based upon the incidence rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people over the past 28 days, new case trajectories, in-country hospitalization rates and cumulative testing positivity rates. Most countries are at a Level 4: Avoid all travel. For more information on the University policies regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, see the COVID-19 Essential Travel Guidance. The CDC will maintain its three level system for non-COVID 19 related Travel Health Notices.  


    • Drexel maintains restrictions on international travel for Winter 2021

      October 16, 2020

      As Drexel continues to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic domestically and abroad, it has made the difficult decision to forego international travel for all Drexel students for the Winter 2021 term. This includes all education abroad, international co-op and non-credit experiences abroad. Faculty and staff international travel also remains prohibited. Faculty and staff may contact Covid19travel@drexel.edu if they have questions about any upcoming travel.


    • US State Department Removes Worldwide Global Health Advisory

      August 07, 2020

      On August 6, the US Department of State removed its worldwide Level 4: Do not travel Global Health Advisory, reverting to its previous approach of providing travel advisories on a country by country basis. Some countries remain at Level 4: Do not travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other serious security concerns. The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention simultaneously removed its worldwide Level 3: Global Health advisory, assessing COVID-19 risk on a country by country basis. Most countries remain at Level 3: COVID-19 Risk is high. International travel remains prohibited for all Drexel students, faculty and staff. 


    • Drexel continues prohibted international travel for Fall 2020

      July 15, 2020

      Due to the ongoing challenges for international travel presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of worldwide public health efforts to contain its spread, Drexel has cancelled all Fall term international programming. This includes international co-op placements, all education abroad programs, and all student organization international travel. Faculty and staff international travel is also cancelled until further notice. For more information, please visit the Drexel Response to Coronavirus website. 

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    • Summer Term International Programming Cancelled

      April 10, 2020

      Amidst continuing concerns about the viability of international travel and in support of worldwide public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Drexel has cancelled all summer international programming. This includes international co-op placements, all study abroad programs, and all student organization international travel. Faculty and staff international travel is also cancelled until further notice. For more information, please visit Drexel's Response to Coronavirus webpage.

       


    • State Department Issues Global Health Advisory

      March 31, 2020

      The United States Department of State has issued a Level 4 Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel. While many countries have a lower level of infection than the United States, widespread government restrictions for travel and the elimination of commercial flights makes it increasingly difficult for travelers to return to the United States. All known Drexel travelers have been strongly encouraged to return to their homes or the United States. 


    • International Travel Ban Instituted

      March 10, 2020

      Due to the growing number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide and concerns about the viability of international travel and its impact on public health, Drexel has made the very difficult decision to cancel all spring term international travel. This includes international co-op placements, all study abroad programs for the spring term, all student organization international travel and faculty and staff international travel. Students who are currently abroad on Drexel-affiliated programs will be permitted to stay to complete their programs. Questions about the international travel ban should be directed to the Provost's Office. Please visit the University's website dedicated to Coronavirus for more information. 


    • Update on Drexel COVID-19 Monitoring and Restrictions

      March 02, 2020

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security continues with its close monitoring of the global spread of COVID-19. Drexel is currently restricting travel to China, South Korea and Italy unless approved by the Provost.

      Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control the University is reviewing carefully the locations of all student international programs, as Drexel has been doing since the beginning of the outbreak. This includes following the specific country-level guidance from the CDC and State Department Advisories levels for individual countries where we may have or anticipate having travelers.  


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