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Study Abroad COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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Student health and safety abroad is our top priority, and we aim to partner with you to make well-informed decisions about studying abroad. We continue to monitor the ongoing Coronavirus situation and have compiled the latest information, policies, recommendations, and resources below.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Should you have any questions after reviewing this page, please contact us at

This page was last updated on August 18, 2022 (1:00 p.m.)

Note: Sponsored outbound international travel for Yale College students will be governed by the Yale University Travel Policy for Yale College Students (“Travel Policy”). The Travel Policy evaluates international travel restrictions on a country-specific basis.

COVID-19 Considerations

While study abroad has resumed in most locations around the world, there continue to be destinations with strict entry requirements that might impact your ability to travel to that country. In addition, changes in the health conditions, regulations, and policies in one’s intended host country can change at any time. If you are planning to study abroad, be sure to:

  • Read the Yale Travel Policy.
  • Review the CDC travel recommendations for your intended country and local news sources.
  • Refer to your intended destination country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or Embassy website for detailed entry requirements. In some cases, even if the Travel Policy allows for travel to a particular location, the destination country itself may limit entry based on the traveler’s citizenship and where the traveler has been, including transit countries.
  • Research the country’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks (e.g. testing availability, social distancing, mandatory face masks, quarantines, the availability to purchase PPE, lockdowns, positivity rate, the treatment facilities, and the capacity to respond to an increased outbreak).
  • Ensure you meet Yale University's vaccination requirements for travel.  For study abroad in particular, please note the vaccination requirements that appear in the "University-Sponsored Travel" section.


Yale University

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

International SOS (ISOS), Yale’s Travel Assistance Provider

U.S. Department of State

The World Health Organization (WHO)