Health and Safety
The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance. UNG regularly monitors and evaluates conditions that may impact student, faculty, and staff travel. CGE takes into consideration information from the following sources:
- State Department Travel Advisories – UNG generally prohibits UNG students/faculty/staff to travel to countries with a Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Advisory in place.
- CDC Travel Health Notices
- CDC COVID-19 Recommendations
- Information from partner institutions & local contacts
- Security information from partners and risk management firms
- UNG Emergency Response Team
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- The public health risk of contracting COVID-19 while traveling is real. It is known to spread very quickly via person-to-person transmission.
- These risks will impact the ability for host institutions to bring students to campus, conduct classes in person, etc.
- The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for those traveling internationally. UNG also strongly encourages students be fully vaccinated prior to traveling abroad.
- Many countries are updating entry requirements such as quarantine, testing, etc. according to vaccination status.
- Many countries require travelers to complete health assessments prior to boarding in addition to PCR testing, and other country-specific entry requirements.
- While there is no unified vaccine passport, some countries are considering this option and are requiring proof of vaccination at the port of entry.
- It is important students research individual entry requirements to ensure they have the appropriate documentation, and vaccine, if necessary.