The daily lives of North Carolinians are affected more and more by events around the world. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill must prepare our students for life in an interconnected world and educate them to be leaders in an increasingly global society. UNC students take advantage of opportunities for international education and research through organized study-abroad programs, more informal educational trips, and independent study and research funded in whole or in part by the University. UNC faculty and staff participate in international educational and research opportunities, both to obtain additional knowledge themselves and to share their expertise with other countries.
UNC Travel Policy
The University relies on information from the U.S. Department of State, most particularly the travel warnings issued periodically by that agency, and information in the travel notices issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and has developed a policy governing its educational and other activities in countries for which the Department of State has issued a travel warning and countries for which the Centers for Disease Control has issued a travel notice.
Travel warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. In addition to this list, the State Department issues consular information sheets for every country of the world with information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country.
- Click to view the latest University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Travel Policy
- Click to view current U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
Global Travel Registry
The UNC Global Travel Registry captures identification and domestic contact information for travelers, information for a traveler’s emergency contact, travel dates and locations, and any specific local contact information for a particular destination.
- All UNC students traveling on UNC programs or projects are required to submit their itinerary to the registry.
- UNC faculty and staff traveling on University business are encouraged to submit their itinerary to the registry.
University Employee Occupational Health Clinic provides occupational health care services to all part-time, full-time, and temporary employees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UEOHC offers travel immunization review and appropriate protective immunization for employees planning work-related foreign travel.
HTH Worldwide is UNC’s contracted insurance provider for university constituents traveling abroad. The Travel and Study Abroad Insurance Program available to students, faculty and their families while traveling abroad. In the event of injury or sickness, this program facilitates and pays for their medical treatment while in the foreign country. To purchase coverage or for additional information, please contact Janet Hoernke in Risk Management Services.
- Click here to view policy information for U.S. students.
- Click here to view policy information for international students.