Temple University Advisories

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Since January, Temple University has been closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness COVID-19 (coronavirus) throughout the world. The Elevated/High Risk Committee’s deliberations have been informed by regular updates and recommendations from International SOS, The World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State (U.S. DOS), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

All university-sponsored, connected, or funded international travel by students, faculty, and staff is suspended.  These restrictions are in effect for students through August 15, and through July 31 for faculty and staff. Domestic travel is still strongly discouraged.

The situation will be reassessed at periodic intervals with updates provided to the community by the fifteenth of each month, based on international, national, state and local guidance, to determine whether a revision or extension of the restrictions for students and for faculty and staff may be warranted. Given the uncertainty of the situation, faculty, staff and students should be prepared to postpone (or cancel) any programs or work that require travel and/or transition to an alternative, remote mode.

Updated June 23, 2020

Department of State Advisories

International SOS Alerts

Center for Disease Control Travel Notices

  • Warning - Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

    June 29, 2020

    The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is not permitting anyone who is not currently in country to perform Hajj this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CDC recommends that Americans in Saudi Arabia not make the pilgrimage. ... Read more

  • Watch - Dengue in the Americas

    June 09, 2020

    Dengue is a risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to the Americas can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. ... Read more

  • Warning - Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

    June 05, 2020

    Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel. ... Read more

  • Watch - Yellow Fever in Ethiopia

    April 23, 2020

    There is an outbreak of yellow fever in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Travelers going to Ethiopia should receive vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before travel and should take steps to prevent mosquito bites while there. ... Read more

  • Watch - Lassa Fever in Nigeria

    April 20, 2020

    Nigerian health officials have declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with rats. ... Read more