Last updated at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 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.
The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel.
The CDC has issues the following travel advisories:
Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut:
The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services and food supply. These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security external icon have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedule. The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.
Level 3 Travel Health Notice: Widespread ongoing transmission with restrictions on entry to the United States for:
Level 3 Travel Health Notice: Widespread ongoing transmission without restrictions on entry to the United States for:
- Global COVID-19 pandemic notice
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Cruise ship travel
Summer 2020 education-abroad programs canceled
After careful consideration, SUNY has made the difficult decision to cancel all campus-administered education-abroad programs for summer 2020. The office of International Education and Global Initiatives (IEGI) will be in contact with all students who had applied to participate. Note that, on March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State updated the Global Health Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. As such, the IEGI also strongly discourages students from pursuing other (non-SUNY administered) avenues by which to engage in education-abroad opportunities at this time, as your health and safety remain our first priority.
Our Office of International Education and Global Initiatives (IEGI) has been in close contact with these students and partners abroad and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-2336.
Faculty and staff members with questions about international travel should contact Eric Backlund, director of risk management, at email@example.com.
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.