Travel Registration & Insurance

Travel Registration and Insurance

University-sponsored domestic and travel has been cancelled until further notice.  

All University-sponsored domestic and international travel has been suspended until further notice due to the pandemic and University cost-saving measures announced in May by Creighton University President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD. Exceptions will be made for areas of essential programming and outreach, such as Athletics, University Relations and Enrollment Management.

All travel sponsored, organized, facilitated or encouraged by Creighton University must be under the oversight of an administrative unit of the University.

All international travel (faculty/staff/students) and all domestic travel beyond 75 miles from the Omaha metropolitan involving student groups and sponsored by Creighton University must also be registered with the Global Engagement Office.

Creighton University Travel Policy: Domestic and International

For International Travelers Returning to Nebraska During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Creighton University's Travel Policy requires that EVERY person (faculty, staff or student) traveling  abroad on a University sponsored trips be registered through the Global Engagement Office.  Each individual trip must be registered separately.  Qualified travelers obtain supplemental traveler's insurance partially subsidized by the University. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic all University-sponsored domestic travel (75 miles beyond the Omaha or Phoenix metropolitan area) must also be registered and approved through the Global Engagement Office

Please review the following information as you plan your travel:

Criteria for Resumption of International Travel

The following information will be considered in order to determine whether Creighton University sponsored international travel may resume.  Analysis will be conducted on an individual country basis. 

  1. US Department of State Travel Advisory
  2. CDC Travel Guidance
  3. COVD-19 cases new infection rate
  4. Availability of COVID-19 tests;
  5. Reliability of contact tracing system;
  6. Destination country travel restrictions and port of arrival requirements;
  7. Country hospital / medical system capacity;
  8. Destination country active consular services in the United States and timeline for obtaining visas or other required documentation;
  9. United States embassy and consular services open in destination country;
  10. Airline resumption of travel, schedules and booking policies;
  11. Partner institution response plan (social distancing, sanitizing of premises, self-isolation space resources, etc.);
  12. Country intelligence from travel security company (Alert Traveler);
  13. Clearance from university insurance underwriters;
  14. Coverage by supplemental travelers' insurance.
  15. Consultation with reliable in-country sources (i.e. Society of Jesus, UN agencies, Peace Corps, Catholic Relief Services;  etc.)
  16. Host institution requirement of special waivers.
  17. US national and Nebraska state government health requirements upon re-entry (i.e. quarantine).

Travel Restrictions by Country

Travel Restrictions by Country

Information was last updated on May 30, 2020

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.

Government Measures Related to COVID-19

Entry Restrictions to the United States

Entry to the United States

Several Presidential proclamations established restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the United States in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA. This does not apply to:

    • nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    • spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    • parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    • the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    • the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    • passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    • members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    • passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    • passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    • B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.

  2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).

  3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

Travel Restrictions by U.S. State

Restrictions By U.S. State

COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. Because travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends minimizing travel as the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

Each U.S. state has identified local restrictions, and some include mandatory lockdowns.  The following national publications are maintaining updated guides on State Coronavirus reopenings and lockdowns:

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

Departments of Public Health - U.S. States

State Departments of Health

 

State

Department of Public Health

Alabama

Department of Public Health

Alaska

Health and Social Services

Arizona

Department of Health Services

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Health

California

Department of Health Services

Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Connecticut

Department of Public Health

Delaware

Division of Public Health

District of Columbia

Department of Health

Florida

Department of Health

Georgia

Division of Public Health

Hawaii

State Department of Health

Idaho

Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois

Department of Public Health

Indiana

State Department of Health

Iowa

Department of Public Health

Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Kentucky

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Louisiana

Department of Health and Hospitals

Maine

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Massachusetts

Department of Public Health

Michigan

Department of Community Health

Minnesota

Department of Health

Mississippi

State Department of Health

Missouri

Department of Health and Senior Services

Montana

Department of Public Health and Human Services

Nebraska

Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada

Health Division

New Hampshire

Department of Health and Human Services

New Jersey

Department of Health and Senior Services

New Mexico

Department of Health

New York

Department of Health

North Carolina

Department of Health and Human Services

North Dakota

Department of Health

Ohio

Department of Health

Oklahoma

State Department of Health

Oregon

Public Health Division

Pennsylvania

Department of Health

Rhode Island

Department of Health

South Carolina

Department of Health and Human Services

South Dakota

Department of Health

Tennessee

Department of Health

Texas

Department of State Health Services

Utah

Department of Health

Vermont

Department of Health

Virginia

Department of Health

Washington

State Department of Health

West Virginia

Department of Health and Human Resources

Wisconsin

Department of Health and Family Services

Wyoming

Department of Health

 

Worldwide Travel Cautions

Worldwide Travel Cautions

The U.S. Department of State has issued the following worldwide travel advisories that remain in effect:

March 19, 2020: A Global Health Advisory was elevated to "do not travel" (Level 4) due to continuing global impact of COVIC-19.

January 15, 2019:  A Worldwide Travel Caution was issued with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

Creighton University members considering international travel should review the U.S. Department of State's International Travel page and Travel Advisories for more information before finalizing plans.