On February 24, 2022 Dr. Tatum shared updated Covid-19 travel guidelines regarding domestic and international travel for faculty and staff:
“Conditions have improved in many parts of the country and the world because of vaccinations and a decline in case numbers resulting in restrictions being relaxed. Many countries are re-opening their borders. While emphasizing the health and safety of the MSU Denver community is paramount, I am announcing the following measures:
- Submission of a pre-travel authorization form for domestic or international travel is no longer required;
- For university-sponsored domestic and international travel, faculty/staff must provide emergency contact information to their supervisors;
- Faculty/staff must complete the required Chrome River pre-travel authorization form;
- All Covid 19-related requirements (vaccinations, tests, quarantines) that are in effect in the destination locations at the time of travel should be reviewed. U.S. citizens traveling abroad are subject to each country’s COVID-19 entry restrictions. Please visit the US Embassy of your travel destination to learn about COVID-19 regulations. As these guidelines can change, it is important that you continually check in with the site about the information. You can find the embassy list by visiting https://www.usembassy.gov/
- For international travel, faculty/staff must enroll in the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) registry (travel.state.gov);
- Standard international travel insurance must be purchased that includes emergency medical evacuation and related coverage. Contact the Office of International Studies (OIS) for information at [email protected]
- Faculty leading study abroad courses must contact OIS staff for assistance regarding the paperwork that each student must complete;
- Students desiring to participate in third-party or individually-designed international courses must consult with the staff of OIS for assistance;
- For return travel to the US, please check the Department of State’s website for the latest testing requirements;
- Upon return to US (from personal or university-sponsored travel), please comply with all current CDC/State Department travel guidelines. Regardless of vaccination status, any out-of-state (domestic) travel or international travel, it is recommended to have a COVID test 3-5 days after returning. Individuals do not have to quarantine from the campus.
Thank you for adhering to the travel guidelines during the past two years that contributed to a safe campus environment.
Alfred W. Tatum, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs