Below are steps you should take as you prepare for travel abroad to take care of your health, safety and security. This preparation will help you have a successful trip, and give authorities here in the U.S. the information needed to quickly assist you if something goes wrong.
- Consider getting a pre-travel health consultation at Hall Health.
- Review CDC notices about current health issues in your destination, including COVID-19 and Zika virus information.
- Schedule a COVID-19 booster shot.
- Understand your international health insurance coverage and options.
- Review and understand the UW’s international emergency assistance resources and procedures before you travel.
- Have a full understanding of any entry restrictions and testing requirements for your destination related to COVID-19.
- Make sure that emergency contact information is accessible while you are away.
- To add key UW global emergency assistance contacts to your smartphone or device, visit www.aerogami.us/company/UWGlobal
- If you are traveling to Italy, visit www.aerogami.us/user/UWRC
- If you are traveling to Leon, Spain, visit www.aerogami.us/user/UWLC
- You can also write important numbers – including the UW Global Emergency line – on a card to take in your wallet.
- Be informed. Learn about your destination with information from the U.S. Department of State information and review any travel alerts or warnings.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) from the U.S. Department of State. This allows you to receive important information from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate about local safety and security conditions in addition to helping the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.
- Register your travel with the UW Office of Global Affairs. This allows the UW to provide timely support and resources in the event of an emergency.
- Contact the Global Travel Security team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.616.7927 to discuss concerns related to your planned travel. We can also provide customized consultations or briefings.