Coronavirus Information Travel Guidance

University-related travel

All university-related international and domestic travel is suspended until further notice, but requests for exemptions to the current travel restrictions may be made to the Travel, Risk Assessment, and Safety (TRAS) Committee. This committee is responsible for reviewing all university-related domestic and international travel requests made by Missouri S&T students, faculty and staff. Until further notice, the TRAS Committee will review all travel requests. Exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

To request an exemption, email tras@mst.edu. Download the Travel Policy Exemption Request Form.

Visiting campus? Refer to the “Visitors to campus” guidelines on our Return to Campus section or email covid@mst.edu for more information.

Any students, faculty or staff currently traveling outside the United States should contact International Affairs for guidance on returning to the U.S. and campus. This includes any international or domestic travel supported through university funds, external grants or other sources, such as endowments or gift funds. This suspension of travel pertains to all conference travel, student organization trips, university-sponsored Spring Break trips, intercollegiate athletic events, club sport events, student design team events, or any other travel affiliated with Missouri S&T.

Personal travel

For the continued well-being and safety of the S&T community, we strongly discourage all personal travel, internationally or domestically, particularly to or through domestic or international locations under a travel restriction or with high numbers of cases. This includes all international travel as well as travel to areas of the United States where a state of emergency has been declared.

International personal travel

Any student, faculty member or staff member who travels to or through a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice (high risk) country should follow CDC guidelines and stay home for 14 days from the time they return to the United States before returning to campus and contact International Affairs regarding guidance.

For additional information on how to gauge your risk of COVID-19 infection with international or cruise travel, see the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

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Domestic (U.S.) travel

COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. Because travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick, according to the CDC.

Any student, faculty member or staff member who travels within the United States is allowed to return to work unless: 

1.) They come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 or is under investigation for exposure (awaiting test results).

2.) They are exhibiting signs of illness.

3.) They have traveled by mass transit (ie. airplane, train, bus). Email COVID@mst.edu.

4.) They were unable to practice social distancing during the trip (i.e. < 6 ft from someone for 15 min).

5.) They did not wear facial coverings in public places.

If you have any questions or concerns about travel, email COVID@mst.edu.

If you experience symptoms

If you experience symptoms, contact COVID@mst.edu or call 573-341-4902.

The list of affected countries and the warning level is dynamic. Please monitor developments through the State Department and CDC websites.