Travel during COVID-19 spread
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On March 14, the university discontinued all university-affiliated or sponsored domestic and international business-related travel for both employees and students. Business-related travel in and around Kansas is excluded from this restriction, at this time. Additionally, please do not make new plans for business travel until further notice.
Personal travel is not affected but is strongly discouraged. These measures are being taken to protect the university community in an uncertain time.
Travelers who would like an exemption to the K-State travel ban are requested to complete the Travel Exemption Request Form and submit it to IRAWG@k-state.edu. The K-State International Risk Advisory Working Group will review the information and will make a recommendation to the provost, who will make the final decision on behalf of the university for the travel approval or disapproval.
The U.S. Department of State has a website that provides travel advisories, as well as safety and security information, for every country in the world. Kansas State University strongly recommends each traveler register on the website or download the mobile app to gain access to real-time information.
The most up-to-date information on Education Abroad programs is available on the Education Abroad website.
Students may want to purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including trip interruption and trip cancellation coverage for any reason. This type of insurance will provide travelers with some financial support and flexibility to adjust travel as needed. There are many companies and organizations that offer travel insurance, including:
- AIG Travel Insurance
- Generali Global Assistance
- ISIC Travel Insurance
- Allianz Travel Insurance
- LewerMark Student Insurance
Kansas State University does not specifically endorse or recommend any particular company.