Exception to Policy for High Risk Global Travel - COVID-19

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Virginia Tech Policy 1070: Global Travel Policy, does not authorize any university-supported international travel to locations where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Travel Health Notice Level 3 or higher. Also, Policy 1070 does not authorize student university-supported international travel to locations where the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Advisory Level 3 or higher.

Travelers can petition the Global Travel Oversight Committee (GTOC) for an exception to Policy 1070 for high risk travel. Exceptions are no approved and can be revoked at any time. Travel to a high-risk location without a waiver from the GTOC constitutes personal travel and credit transfer will not be accepted by Virginia Tech. Only students that receive a waiver from the GTOC will be authorized credit transfer from studying abroad.

To better enable travelers to petition the GTOC for an exception to policy, a more formalized process has been established for all university-supported travelers to petition for high risk travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After you complete your submission, a member of Global Education Office team will review your responses, update the scoring, and reach out with either approval or follow-up questions.

Traveling again? Please update your responses to the quizzes to reflect your next travel plans and changes to COVID-19 related requirements for your destination, then e-mail VTGlobalSafety@vt.edu to let us know the responses are for a new trip.