University-affiliated international travel

All university-sponsored and affiliated international travel is suspended through Dec. 31, 2020.

University-affiliated domestic travel


In-state travel central to the mission of MSU and which cannot be managed remotely may be deemed essential by the university. Faculty and staff who believe they must travel for essential work may submit a written request to their supervisor for approval.

Examples of essential MSU in-state work travel:

  • Monitoring and data collection associated with field research.
  • Programs and outreach focused on the health, safety and economic well-being of Montanans.

If work travel is approved, faculty and staff should:

  • Take their temperature before traveling.
  • Maintain social distance from others while traveling and working.
  • Continue good hygiene practices including washing hands frequently and sneezing and/or coughing into a tissue or the elbow.
  • Do not report to work or travel if they are feeling sick or have an elevated temperature

While traveling, cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged and should be worn in situations in which social distancing cannot be maintained.

Out-of-state work-related travel

The same guidance applies to out-of-state travel as described for in-state travel. However, travel to a state that requires a 14-day quarantine upon entry is prohibited. Additionally, faculty and staff should be aware the conditions could change at any time and they may be unable to leave a state or they may have to quarantine for 14 days upon reentry to Montana. As with in-state travel, faculty and staff should submit a written request to their supervisors for approval explaining why the travel is necessary and cannot be accomplished remotely or in an alternative way.

Personal international travel

For all students, faculty and staff planning personal international travel, the university urges caution. Travel restrictions and quarantine requirements can change daily. The best, most up-to-date information about travel is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Information for Travel website.

If you choose to travel and return from a country with a recommended self-quarantine, please do not return to campus, either to the residence halls, classes, offices, fitness center or any other area. Travelers should self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning home from international travel, rather than coming to campus. Please follow the CDC's guidance on self-quarantine.

International advisories

The latest U.S. State Department travel advisories are online at

MSU Travel Clinic

University Health Partners provides comprehensive travel-related health services to the MSU community, offering services to MSU students traveling internationally for academics, work, volunteering or any other reasons. Students may make an appointment to receive travel consultation to assess personal health concerns, disease risk and vaccination and medication recommendations. For more information, visit the MSU Travel Clinic's homepage.

Information updated June 10, 2020