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Transportation & Travel

Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2021 at 2:09 pm

Travel Resources

Policy Overview: Lehigh’s travel policies take into account recommendations and guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention; in some cases, there may be additional Lehigh-specific requirements. Read below for specific travel requirements for students, faculty and staff. These are subject to change as conditions and guidance evolve, and any updates should be followed.

University Undergraduate and Graduate Student University Travel: 

  • International travel requires ITAC approval
  • Otherwise, no COVID-related restrictions on travel 

University Faculty and Staff Travel: 

Effective August 2, faculty and staff will no longer be required to obtain dean, vice president or provost approval for university-related domestic or international travel. Read more >

Personal Travel: 

There are no restrictions on personal travel for students, faculty and staff. For personal travel domestically or internationally, if you have been in a high-risk environment such as in a busy airport where social distancing is difficult, we’d encourage you to voluntarily get a COVID-19 test upon returning home. Avoid traveling if sick, wear a mask and socially distance, check travel restrictions, wash your hands frequently, and consider waiting until you’re vaccinated to travel. International travelers should be aware there may be additional testing requirements in place per airline rules, and you may still need to demonstrate a negative test before being allowed to fly.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Many programs have eliminated their Fall 2021 programs, but are hoping to open up in the spring. ITAC will continue to monitor conditions that will affect study abroad programs directed by our partner providers.

If you develop symptoms during or after travel:

  • Students contact the Health and Wellness Center at 610-758-3870 as soon as possible or prior to your return to campus. 
  • Faculty and staff should contact the university’s Employee Health Nurse Case Manager from Lehigh Valley Health Network, Christine Wolfe, RN, at 610-861-8080 ext. 23504 or Christine.Wolfe@lvhn.org and notify her of your condition.

The CDC outlines guidelines for vaccinated domestic and international travelers and the PA DOH current travel guidance page can be found here. For Lehigh-specific polices, refer to the travel and transportation page

Refer to the latest information update on the Transportation & Travel page.