International Travel Guidelines

Guidelines for Travelers

The Traveler Guidelines offer resources to assess and mitigate your risk:  Research your destination (from vaccination requirements to road safety). Utilize available resources to inform your trip (International SOS and insurance). Set up the University required safety net (from registration of your trip in International SOS to obtaining appropriate faculty/staff or student travel authorization). Take care of health matters. Create a Personal Emergency Action Plan. Learn health and safety best practices to follow during your trip (from who to contact in case of emergency to mitigating risks).

The Traveler Toolkit offers travel advise for: Road Safety. Floods. Water Activities and the Risk of Drowning. Creating a Personal Emergency Action Plan. Traveling with Medications. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Traveling with Electronics. Alcohol and Drugs Abroad. Food and Water Safety. Women Travelers. General Safety and Security Tips for Travelers. LGBTQA Travelers.

International Travel Health and Safety, Student Handbook.  This PDF handbook provides UTD students traveling on behalf of the University with important information on international travel requirements and risk mitigation resources.  It includes a chronological checklist of recommended risk mitigation steps and travel authorization requirements to meet prior to departure; the Traveler Toolkit, Title IX rights and resources, and a fillable Personal Emergency Action Plan (PEAP) template.

To Get Emergency and Travel Assistance abroad while on University Travel call International SOS 24/7 to +1-215-942-8059. Identify yourself as UT Dallas faculty, staff or student.

Guidelines for the RUO

The RUO Emergency/Crisis Management Guidelines offer to RUOs on the ground with a group, the definition of a crisis or emergency, what steps to take to manage a crisis or emergency, emergency contacts and what to do if the emergency involves a Title IX or Clery Act incident. Please note these emergency guidelines are also embedded in the Education Abroad Program Leader Handbook.

The Guest Guidelines offer guidelines to RUOs considering taking guests in their program. Definition of Guest. Forms guests must fill out prior to departure. Roles of guests. Minor children. How to manage expenses. Insurance, Safety and Emergency Assistance considerations. Please note these guidelines are also embedded in the Education Abroad Program Leader Handbook.