International travel information

University-supported international travel by University of Nevada, Reno employees and students is suspended

Due to the current severity and unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak globally, the University is continuing to suspend all University-supported international travel and non-essential domestic travel by University employees and students. Domestic travel must be authorized by the traveler’s supervisor.


Questions and answers about current travel restrictions

Updated: November 1, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout our nation, the Washoe County Health District is advising that anyone who has traveled out of state or by airline should self-monitor symptoms for a period of 14 days following their return in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Washoe County.

Individuals who develop symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider or the Health District at (775) 328-2427. Students should contact the University Student Health Center at (775) 784-6598 and must call ahead to make an appointment.

You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others for up to 14 days after exposure.

Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting sick.

  • What are the University's latest international travel restrictions? (Updated Nov. 1, 2020)

    The Provost Office is continuing to suspend all University-supported international travel by University of Nevada, Reno employees and students. The rationale for this decision is based on following. First, the US Department of State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are continuing to discourage travel to most international locales due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Second, these agencies are also warning that travelers should expect extensive disruptions due to quarantines, border closures and other travel restrictions. And finally, should complications arise related to COVID 19 during a student’s or faculty’s international travels, their medical or travel delay expenses will not be covered by the University’s international travel insurance policy, which does not protect travelers from pandemic related health and travel issues. Therefore, considering University employee and students’ health and safety, international travel restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

  • What are the University’s domestic restrictions and advisories? (Updated Nov. 1, 2020)

    Based on CDC recommendations to quell the spread of COVID-19, University of Nevada, Reno sponsored employee and student domestic travel will be restricted to only travel that supports essential functions and operations of the University. The employee’s or student’s supervisor will have the discretion to determine what deems essential travel and will have the subsequent authority to approve domestic travel for that specific purpose. When possible, we encourage faculty and students to utilize technological alternatives to decrease the need for domestic travel. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

    See the note above: 14-day self-monitoring now recommended for air travelers arriving from out of state.

  • Personal international travel considerations (Updated Nov. 1, 2020)

    If University of Nevada, Reno employees or students choose to go on personal international travel, they will not be eligible for the University of Nevada, Reno's traveler’s insurance and the University will not be able to support them should problems occur. Additionally, all international travelers will be required to comply with the CDC's and Washoe County Health Department's 14-day self-quarantine protocols before returning to campus, work or classes. International travelers should also be aware that they may be subject to additional screenings and quarantines by the countries through which they are traveling. At this time, the University strongly discourage University of Nevada, Reno students and employees from travel internationally for any reason.

  • Personal domestic travel considerations (Updated Nov. 1, 2020)

    The nationwide prevalence of coronavirus has increased the likelihood domestic travelers will come in contact with infected individuals. Be aware: the new Washoe County Health District protocol is that any domestic traveler should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their return.

  • What is the status of airline travel? (Updated Nov. 1, 2020)

    You should self-monitor for symptoms for a period of 14 days following return from traveling to help protect others from getting sick.

    The U.S. State Department and CDC have numerous travel restrictions in place and have country-specific warnings. This is an evolving situation with frequent updates. Visit the sites below for the latest information related to your specific travel inquiry.

  • What if I have further questions regarding University’s latest international travel advisories? (Updated Nov. 1, 2020)

    University Risk Management Office monitors foreign travel restrictions and advisories closely and may provide you with the latest guidelines. For further questions, you may contact Risk Management Office at or Mark Young, Risk Management Specialist at

International travel procedures

Employee and volunteer travel

Faculty, classified and contingent workers traveling on work related business.

Graduate teaching / research assistant travel

GAs that are traveling related to their work duties and are in a current paid status

Individual student travel

Undergraduate, graduate, medical or PhD students that are traveling without a University employee leading the trip.

Group student travel

Undergraduate, graduate, medical or PhD students that are traveling as a group with one or more University employees' leading the trip.

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