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Updated 3/8/22: Please follow updated guidance on masks and distancing here:



University-affiliated international travel currently continues to be prohibited. Exception requests have resumed and details can be found on the UNC Global Travel Policies and Exceptions website.

Individuals requesting an exception should complete the forms that are located on the UNC Global website, and:

  • Given the restrictive policy, please add sufficient detail, especially regarding how COVID risks will be mitigated.
  • Also, if the dates for travel are many months in the future, consider revisiting the website in the future to evaluate any international travel guidance changes.

In addition to filling out the forms, individuals will need approval from their immediate supervisor, department chair or center director.

For faculty and postdocs in the SOM, please submit the following information to Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Wu.

  • Two travel documents: 1) Faculty and postdoc travel restriction exception request and approval & 2) COVID-19 assumption of risk and release of liability, both from the UNC Global website.
  • Documentation that the immediate supervisor, department chair or center director has approved the travel request.

Dr. Wu will evaluate the application. If approved, she will forward to Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for Global Affairs and chief global officer, who will communicate with the Provost’s Office and then contact Dr. Wu with a decision. Dr. Wu will reach out to the applicant with the decision.

Travel within the United States currently is not prohibited. Additional university-affiliated travel information can be found on the Carolina Together website.