On March 30, Gov. Steve Bullock directed travelers arriving in Montana from another state or country for non-work-related purposes to self-quarantine for 14 days. If the person will be present in Montana for fewer than 14 days, they must self-quarantine for the duration of the visit. The directive applies both to Montana residents and non-residents. Read the full details on the governor's website.
The latest U.S. State Department travel advisories are online at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/.
All university-sponsored and affiliated international travel is canceled through the end of the semester, Friday, May 8, 2020. All university-sponsored and affiliated discretionary (not required) domestic travel is canceled through the end of the semester.
MSU is making these decisions based on the evolving measures to contain COVID-19. The university does not want to put our faculty, students and staff at risk of being stranded abroad or forced into a quarantine upon return.
Many students may find their expectations of university-affiliated international travel come up far short as countries around the world are closing cultural and other sites of significance. MSU's travel health provider is in close contact with the university's Office of International Programs to help MSU students, faculty and staff who have traveled internationally or will be traveling in the future.
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 and return home for 14 days, rather than coming to campus. Please follow the CDC's guidance on self-quarantine.
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.