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2021

    • Recent Changes to State Department Advisories

      April 20, 2021

      On April 20, the US Department of State updated its methodology for determining the advisory level for countries around the world to place a greater importance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travel Health Notices for COVID-19. As a result, recent updates to the Travel Advisories for the majority of countries may not reflect a change in the safety or security environment, but rather the continuing challenges of COVID-19 in many countries. Nearly 80% of the Travel Advisories have been raised to a Level 4: Do not travel. 

      Drexel's International Health, Safety and Security uses many resources in evaluating destinations abroad including COVID-19 infection rates, health care capacity, vaccination rates and risk assessments from many organizations including the US government. All university-affiliated international travel will be reviewed by the Essential Travel Review Committee (ETRC), the body that reviews University travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and will take into account all of these factors in its review process. The safety and security of Drexel travelers remains a priority in all decision-making. Information on the ETRC review process can be viewed on the procurement website.   

       



    • 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.