University-affiliated international travel

According to guidance from the Commissioner of Higher Education on May 14:

When considering approval of MUS-affiliated travel, campuses will rely upon travel guidance from federal public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. International travel to CDC “Level 4” countries remains prohibited. Travel to CDC “Level 3” countries is strongly discouraged and may only be approved through petition and after approval by a campus travel review committee and cabinet level leadership. At a minimum, the travel review process needs to include requirements for enhanced pre-departure health and safety training, risk management planning, and contingency planning in case changing conditions require trip cancellation, or significant modification. Individuals returning to, or visiting, MUS campuses from international destinations should follow relevant CDC guidance related to COVID-19 testing after travel and self-monitoring for symptoms.

Please consult with the Office of International Programs for additional information on outbound international travel related to a university-sponsored or -affiliated program.

MSU Travel Clinic

Student Health Partners also provides comprehensive international travel-related health services to the MSU community, offering services to MSU students traveling internationally for academics, work, volunteering or any other reasons. For more information, visit the MSU Travel Clinic's homepage.

Personal international travel

For all students, faculty and staff planning personal international travel, the university urges individuals to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for international travel, which offers guidance for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers.

International advisories

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

Updated June 16, 2021