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COVID-19 Updates

November 2, 2020


Due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19 throughout the world, current U.S. Department of State and CDC travel advisories, and lack of key infrastructure and resources worldwide due to the pandemic, there will be no outbound spring study abroad programming.


This is especially true now as we see a new wave of the virus across Europe and beginning here in the United States. International travel may be severely disrupted, making it difficult to return to the US, and stay-in-place orders of foreign countries will not be contradicted. These are often of uncertain length and may cause students to stay past their financial means. We look forward to next academic year, when we hope to be able to send students.


August 10th, 2020


Travel to countries with a CDC or U.S. Department of State travel advisory level of 3 or 4 is prohibited. While the CDC and U.S. Department of State are actively evaluating risks and adjusting travel advisories, foreign governments may still implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously a low risk. International travel may be severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States.


Due to these continued concerns regarding COVID-19 throughout the world, current U.S. Department of State and CDC travel advisories, and lack of key infrastructure and resources worldwide due to the pandemic, there will be no outbound fall study abroad programming with a travel start date before December 18, 2020.

Any requests for travel exceptions must be submitted to the Provost of the respective campus and to Risk Management for consideration.

For more information, please visit https://www.maine.edu/together/community-guidance/travelers/
University of Maine Office of International Programs