March 5, 2020
Dear international students and scholars,
As the campus continues to monitor COVID-19, we are reaching out at this time knowing that many of you may have made plans or are considering domestic or international travel during spring break.
Please understand that due to the rapidly evolving situation, both domestic and international travel could be impacted. The U.S. State Department has cautioned travelers to reconsider travel or exercise extreme caution depending on the destinations. The university strongly recommends avoiding personal travel to CDC warning level 3 countries, which currently include Italy, Iran, South Korea and China.
Travel advisories may be announced with little or no warning, so we cannot guarantee that your travels will be smooth. Be prepared to adjust your plans, use your best judgment and keep family and friends aware of your situation.
As always, ensure that you have the proper documentation for domestic and international travel, particularly for re-entry into the United States. If you travel internationally, it is also recommended that you keep detailed documentation of your travel itinerary as you may be required to provide this information upon your return. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your ISSS adviser.
If you plan to travel during spring break, please carefully monitor the following sources for alerts and advisories:
- CDC COVID-19 information
- State Department travel advisories
- MU Alert
- MU Student Health Center
- MU International Student and Scholar Services
International Student and Scholar Services will continue to be open throughout spring break. In the event that you need assistance during regular office hours, contact our office at 573-882-6007. Outside our regular office hours, call the MU Police Department at 573-882-7201 and they will put you in contact with an ISSS staff member.