Office of Global Affairs

UW Global Travel Security (GTS)

We facilitate safe and successful global travel for UW students and employees.

UW International Travel Rules & Restrictions

Review the full policy here

Update (June 10, 2022): As of 12:01AM ET June 12, 2022, air passengers are no longer required to show proof of a negative COVID test prior to travel to the United States.

UW Study Abroad & COVID-19

Review current information here


Register your travel

Graduate and undergraduate students

Students studying on exchanges, faculty-led programs, global internships, or other study abroad programs: please go to UW Study Abroad.

Curricular travel

Examples: Dissertation or thesis research, internships, practicum, clinical electives, fellowship programs (whether or not you plan to earn credit).

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Non-curricular travel

Examples: Travel to conferences, any other travel that is not curricular or not degree-related, or travel with a UW Registered Student Organization (RSO).

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Faculty, other academic personnel, and staff

For faculty leading study abroad programs: please visit UW Study Abroad.

Individual official travel

Examples: faculty traveling for research (including sabbatical), travel by research staff, travel to conferences, or travel on official UW business.

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Leading non-curricular programs for students

Examples: MBA Study Tours, travel by UW performing arts groups, other group travel that is not for credit or not for degree purposes

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International emergency assistance

Emergency steps for UW students and employees

  1. Take whatever actions are necessary to ensure your immediate safety.
  2. Call the local emergency number.
  3. Call CISI at 1-877-714-8179 (toll-free) or 1-603-952-2660 (accepts collect calls).
  4. Contact the UW Global Emergency line at 1-206-632-0153 for further assistance.

Learn more about international emergency assistance

Safety Consultations

Email for customized support