Temple University Advisories

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Since January 2020, Temple University has been closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness COVID-19 (coronavirus) throughout the world. As the pandemic evolves, so does Temple’s risk analysis of international travel. In addition to the guidance and recommendations from International SOS, the Centers for Disease Control, and the U.S. Department of State, starting in the summer of 2021 Temple will incorporate additional metrics to assess risk as it relates to COVID-19, as well as review non-COVID risks per location.These metrics include, but are not limited to, case, vaccination, and positivity rates, as well as containment and mitigation measures in each location. As a result, Temple will require all international travel to be approved prior to booking, starting with the fall 2021 semester, until further notice.

Additionally, in light of the city’s vaccination mandate for the University as well as the worsening conditions of the pandemic due to COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for any University-affiliated international travel. 

Individuals with an approved religious or medical exemption will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Consideration will be given, but not limited to, circumstances on the ground in the destination country and current/anticipated travel conditions. The effective date of this requirement is October 15.

The situation will be reassessed at periodic intervals with updates provided to the community, 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.

International Travel Guidance for the 2021-2022 academic year:

For domestic travel guidance, faculty & staff should reference the latest updates on the COVID-19 Tab's Interim COVID Travel Guidance.

Updated August 26, 2021

Department of State Advisories

International SOS Alerts

Center for Disease Control Travel Notices