We take the safety of our students, faculty and staff very seriously. Before you travel or consider traveling, it is your responsibility to review and understand the potential risks involved.
International Travel Policy
Under the Policy for Travel to University Travel Advisory Countries all students, undergraduate and graduate, must check the W&M Travel Risk Rating below for each country prior to engaging in international travel to see if the destination is restricted or if there is a W&M Advisory that requires further review by the International Travel Review Committee (ITRC) The ITRC is made up of the International Travel and Security Manager (Chair), the Director of Global Education, and William & Mary’s Chief Compliance Officer. The University Travel Warning Review Committee Approval Application is online.
Appeal of denial of travel to a Travel Warning Country
Each student who petitions through the ITRC and is denied may appeal to the Vice Provost of International Affairs (VPIA) for further consideration.
Restricted Destinations comprise those countries currently prohibited due to extreme health, safety or security risks. University-related travel for undergraduate students is prohibited. Students cannot be required to participate in activities in this destination. Regular (annual) educational programs may be suspended and subject to further review or evaluation. Evacuation of undergraduate students is required (and may be necessary for graduate or professional students as well as faculty and staff). Current Restricted Destinations are listed below:
March 19: U.S. State Department Worldwide Travel Level 4
The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide Level 4 warning. Therefore, all international destinations are on the W&M restricted list. We hope to return to normal operations with ITRC review as soon as the crisis period is past.
Presidential Travel Ban: European Schengen Area Proclamation.
On March 11, 2020 - Presidential Proclamation titled Proclamation - Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus. "The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is hereby suspended...This proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020. This proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020."