Travel-related Guidance for Students

Travel-Related Guidance for Undergraduate Students

Please find below travel-related guidance for undergraduate students. We encourage students to review these guidelines and to email [email protected] with specific questions that are not addressed below.

Brown-Sponsored Travel

Brown has lifted undergraduate travel restrictions for individual students undertaking University-sponsored domestic travel to allow greater flexibility to conduct mission-critical research and to take part in activities and opportunities that cannot be deferred or carried out by remote means. 

Undergraduate students are free to travel on and off campus in Providence and elsewhere within the United States without needing to consult with Student Support Services regarding their domestic travel. 

Any proposed travel or activities that require travel contemplated by student organizations does require review and approval from the Student Activities Office, and generally will not be allowed until we are confident student vaccination rates are at 90% or above. Student organizations can begin requesting permission to travel domestically on behalf of their student organization beginning July 1, 2021.  More information on this process will be shared by the Student Activities Office in June. 

The University continues to suspend all international travel for undergraduate students that is organized, sponsored by or supported by the University until further notice. All undergraduate students remain prohibited from international travel as part of any University-sponsored program. This includes travel for all academic programs, student organizations and Brown research. Find more information on this policy on the Travel Policies page of this website. 

Personal Travel Guidance

Given the ongoing variable and dynamic nature of international travel, shifting entry requirements, and potential barriers to re-enter the U.S. after travel, Brown continues to strongly urge all members of the University community, including students, to avoid all non-essential personal travel to international destinations. The University is unable to support the health, safety, travel and academic needs of community members on personal travel.

Brown follows the guidelines for COVID-19 travel restrictions set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) regarding return to Rhode Island from international and domestic travel. Members of the Brown Community must comply with RIDOH’s general guidance for travelers.

Last updated May 26, 2021. Information on this page may be updated as the University’s planning evolves and/or public health guidance prompts a shift in Brown’s operations and protocols.