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Coastal Carolina University International Travel

All travel, regardless of destination, brings a certain level of inherent risk. To help mitigate risk for CCU travelers outside the USA, Coastal Carolina University monitors world health, safety and security events using a variety of assessment sources, including taking input from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), International Air Transport Association (IATA), faculty and staff experts, partners abroad, among other reputable oversight agencies.  Travel support processes have been adopted to enable travel in support of the university’s mission while we promote the health, safety, and security of Coastal Carolina University students, faculty and staff and the communities to which we travel. 

Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, heading to a familiar area of the globe or embarking on an entirely new opportunity, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following information prior to each travel experience you are preparing to undertake:

  • Become aware of country requirements for entry. In addition, these regulations are changing sometimes daily so we encourage you to bookmark the resources noted below as they provide updates as conditions are changing.  
  • Remain aware of US requirements for reentry to the USA and to passage between countries, even in transit only situations. These restrictions affect countries of origin for travel to the USA, countries through which travel is taking place, and timing and requirements for vaccine, boosters, and testing. 
  • Follow university protocols related to requesting travel:
    • International travel requests must be submitted via the International Travel Request which will be reviewed by the Center for Global Engagement, and if required based on risk levels of destination(s), the International Travel Risk Management. You MUST have international travel approved BEFORE you can submit a Travel Authorization to get the funding approved. Please see International Travel Information for more detail about this process and resources to help you plan.
    • Review the International Travel Policy (UNIV-491) and the University Travel Home page for information that may be helpful to you.
    • To lead a short-term faculty-led program abroad, please review the Faculty-Led Program Leader Guide for timelines and training materials.
    • As you consider destinations for travel, please review the International Travel Support site for more information about high risk and restricted countries, University process for approving international travel, support while travel is underway, and recall/suspension of travel.

  • Learn more about our new International Insurance Provider support through OnCall.
  • LBGTQI+ Travelers: The U.S. Department of State maintains resources for LBGTQI+ travelers on this link. In addition, please see important updates about traveling abroad with a passport with gender designated as nonbinary "X".   Some countries may deny travel to travelers with X marker for gender.  Please be sure to review the  site to read information about each country under "local Laws and Special Circumstances" for each country that you might be considering travel to and/or transit through. The US government issues U.S. passports with X gender marker, and while countries that recognize U.S. passports should make no distinction as to the gender on the passport, it cannot guarantee the passport holder's entry or transit through another country.  Be sure to check with the above resources and the foreign embassy(ies) and/or consulate(s) of countries to which and/or through which you intend to travel before leaving the USA.