Travel Registration & Insurance
University-Sponsored International Travel Has Resumed
Creighton University has resumed international travel with some changes to pre-COVID-19 operations for processing travel requests for faculty, staff and students on university-sponsored business.
- Faculty and staff must submit international travel requests (registration) to the Travel Registry System before booking travel.
- Students (individuals and organizations) should contact a Study Abroad Advisor about their intent to travel internationally on university-sponsored programs.
Creighton University's travel-related policies (linked below) require prior approval for international travel to higher risk locations as identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of State (USDS) amongst other organizations. Travelers will be notified after they submit their Travel Registry System request if their destination is considered high risk and if additional information is needed (i.e. safety plans, waivers., and so on).
All University-Sponsored1 International Travel Must Be Pre-Approved and Registered in Creighton's Travel Registry System:
- Travelers must create a profile using their Blue NetID and password the first time they travel. This provides basic information (such as emergency contact information) and will speed up future trip registrations.
- For each trip, the traveler must provide proposed travel dates and itinerary before purchasing tickets or paying for travel expenses. Provide all requested information until you reach the "save and finish" button.
- The registry system then immediately routes the proposed trip to the traveler's administrative unit approver in the respective School/College or Division to confirm eligibility for travel and availability of funding.
- Once the administrative unit approves, the Global Engagement Office will conduct a required risk management assessment and determine if a special waiver and/or any other documentation is needed.
- Travelers may purchase tickets and commit University funds only after being cleared by GEO.2
- International travelers are required to also enroll in Creighton's Travel Security Program (includes University-approved supplemental travel insurance, the AlertTraveler app, etc.).
- Travelers are then ready to travel! (Depending on destination, travelers may be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel)
- Creighton University strongly recommends that all travelers (faculty, staff and students) complete the COVID-19 vaccination course before traveling.
1"Sponsored" travel includes, but is not limited to, individuals and groups who receive University funding or who travel under the auspices of Creighton University funded by personal and/or group finances.
2Creighton strongly recommends that travelers refrain from purchasing travel tickets until after the Global Engagement Office has confirmed they are cleared to travel. Travelers will be responsible for reimbursing the University for any travel expenses incurred before approval.
Please review the following resources as you plan your international travel:
The World is opening for travel again, one step at a time. The Global Engagement Office (GEO) tracks news about the COVID-19 pandemic as well as about the reopening of various travel sectors around the world in order to better decide when, where, and how to sponsor University-sponsored international travel.
Travel abroad at any time requires travelers to be aware of the social and political atmospheres of their destination country and to apply common-sense precautions for health and safety while abroad. Travel abroad during this time requires an increased tolerance for ambiguity given the constantly changing atmosphere surrounding COVID-19.
Creighton University is working closely with our partners abroad to plan for upcoming international travel. Based on consultation with travel security organizations, insurance underwriters, travel experts, and public health organizations worldwide, the following points of information are considered in determining whether Creighton University-sponsored international travel will be approved. GEO will conduct a risk analysis on an individual destination country and travel program basis.
Focus of Analysis
Factors to be Considered*
U.S. National and Local Conditions
Destination Country Conditions
Destination Partner Institution Conditions
Creighton University STRONGLY recommends travelers complete the full course of COVID-19 vaccination and boosters before traveling.
Information was last updated on May 10, 2022
Follow the link below to access information on measures taken by governments as reported to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA is the trade association for the world's airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic.
The U.S. Department of State issues and updates travel advisories frequently. Please review advisories to your intended destination at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvis…
Likewise, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues and updates travel recommendations by destination. Please review travel alerts to your intended destination at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-noti….
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control Traveler's Health
- World Health Organization: International Travel and Health
- COVID-19 Restrictions on US Visas and Entry (NAFSA)
- Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education)