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Coronavirus: Travel Restrictions

This page was updated on April 6 at 7:47 p.m.

Travel Restrictions

The U.S. State Department has issued a “Do Not Travel” Level 4 advisory, meaning all U.S. citizens should avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Also, the Centers for Disease Control has issued several travel advisories concerning novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which are updated frequently.


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chapman University is advising students to reconsider all travel plans. Because of recommendations to stay at home and the evolving situation, travel restrictions may change at any time and students may encounter difficulties returning from trips.

Faculty and Staff and Graduate Teaching Assistants

For staff, faculty members, and graduate teaching assistants, effective March 26, Chapman has canceled all university-funded travel.

Study Abroad Students

While there are no known cases of coronavirus (COVID-19)  among our many students who were studying abroad this spring, all programs have been suspended and most students have returned home to complete their semester’s coursework online. Students and families in need of assistance regarding studying abroad may contact the Center for Global Education for additional and up-to-date details.

Travel Guidance

Students, faculty/GTAs and staff who need further information on travel recommendations are encouraged to read the CDC’s frequently asked questions and answers .

Please continue to review the content on the Coronavirus Resource page, which will be updated as new information is available.