Travel Questions

What should I do if I have recently been somewhere that now a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Please immediately call the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (651) 201-3920 or (800) 657-3903 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

What countries are under the CDC Level 3 Travel Advisory since March 1, 2020?

As of March 14, 2020, countries with Level 3 travel advisories are: China, Iran, South Korea and most of Europe (complete list of European countries: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-europe).

If the employee traveled from or through a COVID-19-affected region, they should first refer to instructions on the CDC website about returning from travel. Then the employee should notify their supervisor about their status as it relates to current CDC guidance. If the CDC guidance or their medical professional indicates the employee should stay home, the employee should stay home.

What is Minnesota Management & Budget recommending for travelers?

If the employee traveled from or through a COVID-19-affected region, they should first refer to instructions on the CDC website about returning from travel. Then the employee should notify their supervisor about their status as it relates to current CDC guidance. If the CDC guidance or their medical professional indicates the employee should stay home, the employee should stay home.

I need help with a domestic travel situation.

If you had a domestic travel trip that has been canceled in response to COVID-19, please reach out to Karen Snorek, vice president for finance & administration, for guidance on reimbursements.

When did the international travel suspension for Minnesota State-related business travel for students, faculty, or staff become effective?

The suspension became effective Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. central standard time and impacted all international Minnesota State-related business travel for students, faculty, or staff at that time. There is no specific end date for the suspension, however, the suspension policy is being reviewed on a recurring basis.

For up-to-date travel information, visit the Center for Disease Control website here. 

What countries or locations are not included under the chancellor’s suspension of international travel?

For up-to-date travel information, visit the Center for Disease Control website here. 

How long is the suspension of international travel?

For up-to-date travel information, visit the Center for Disease Control website here. 

What if I paid a service charge to my college/university or to a third party for a study abroad experience that was canceled?

Minnesota State is working in close partnership with its 37 colleges and universities with the goal of easing potential impact on students. Individuals who prepaid for their international trip should contact their college/university representative to seek guidance.


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