Travel Information

Frequently asked questions

Last updated at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

ALL Binghamton University travel has been suspended unless a vice president or division head approves it in advance and it is critical to the University's mission. This includes both inbound and outbound travel (external people to campus or employees/students away from campus). In addition to vice presidential approval, authorization must be granted by the President’s Office after review by the International Travel Safety Committee, which is charged to review all travel to Level 3 and 4 areas as well as CDC Level 3 areas.

Updates as of Aug. 6, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has lifted its blanket advisory because health conditions are improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others. Instead, it has reverted to its practice of issuing advisories on a country-by-country basis. All U.S. citizens are directed to read the country-specific travel advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide. 

For all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel advisories, visit its website

Faculty and staff members with questions about international travel should contact Eric Backlund, director of risk management, at backlund@binghamton.edu.

International student assistance

International Student and Scholar Services continues to advise and provide support services via a remote platform. Updates will continute to be posted on the ISSS homepage.

International Education and Global Initiatives continues to advise and provide support services via a remote platform. Updates will continute to be posted on the IEGI hompage.