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Travel updates for COVID-19

For summer 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.

Travel Reservations Requirement

All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking air fare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.

If you have any questions, please email 

Travel safety

For those members of the Stanford community who are currently abroad or have plans to travel internationally in the weeks and months ahead, it is vital to remain updated on the latest information concerning the COVID-19 situation. Our campus partners in the Vaden Health Center recently issued the following counsel to any students who may be planning international travel:

  1. COVID-19 may spread in countries with identified cases or to new areas. Recently, community spread that is not linked to other cases or recent travel to mainland China has been observed. Stanford continues to assess risk based on the number of cases, community spread, public health infrastructure, as well as other factors. Please check for any new travel restriction updates before departing the United States. International SOS has compiled a comprehensive list of these restrictions.
  2. Please stay actively alert to changes and developments that may affect your plans.
    • Monitor travel advisories daily, including potential restrictions on border crossings or closed borders.
    • Countries you visit may decide to implement travel restrictions with very little notice, impacting your ability to return to campus.
    • Airlines may cancel/limit flights in or out of a country or region.
    • Additional quarantine measures may be applied by the U.S. and other countries.
    • Re-entry to the U.S. could be restricted.
    • Stanford’s self-isolation policy may be extended to other countries
  3. International students and foreign nationals should check their immigration documents before leaving the U.S. If you are unable to return to the U.S. for the start of the quarter, your visa status may be impacted.
  4. Register your travel with Stanford. Whether you are traveling for research, conferences, internships, or other reasons, please register your travel, so that the university will be able to contact you in the event of a major emergency or changing circumstances related to your travel destination.

For more information about international travel emergencies and assistance, go to or call Stanford Global Emergency Operator 24/7/365 1-833-496-0303.