Resources on Coronavirus & Impacts on Travel

The Forum shares its members’ concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the efforts being made to prevent its spread. In recent days, the Italian government has issued special legal decrees regarding the spread of COVID-19 and similar rulings have been issued around the world. The Forum encourages members with international programs to familiarize themselves with guidance provided by the CDC and governments abroad. We have provided links below to direct you to the most up-to-date and reliable resources, and will continue to add to this list as additional resources become available.

Last Update: April 9, 2020

Join The Forum for our next webinar on responding to COVID-19:

  • Responding to COVID-19 #6: Academic Continuity, 16 April 2020, 12pm EDT

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Get Involved in the Conversation and Access More New COVID-19 Content at our 16th Annual Conference, taking place virtually on April 21-23, 2020.

Forum Resources

Responding to COVID-19 #5: Refunds, 9 April 2020 Webinar: Watch the recording. | View Presentation Slides.

Refund Policy Examples for COVID-19-Related Program Changes 

Virtual Exchanges and Summer 2020: Ideas and Resources (Responding to COVID-19 #4), 2 April 2020 Webinar: Watch the recording. | View Presentation slides.

Urgent: Contact government officials to request economic aid for international education

State level financial assistance for COVID 19: List by State

COVID-19 Program Status Tracker (updated daily)

Responding to COVID-19 #3: Taking Care of Our Students and Ourselves, 26 March 2020 Webinar: Watch the recording. | View presentation slides.

Advocating for COVID-19 Relief Bills, 24 March 2020 Town Hall Meeting: Watch the recording. | View presentation slides.

Responding to COVID-19, 12 March 2020 Webinar: Watch the recording. | View presentation slides.

Responding to COVID-19: Part 2, 19 March 2020 Webinar: Watch the recording. | View presentation slides.

The Forum signs joint Letter to Congress requesting assistance for international educational and cultural exchange community impacted by COVID-19

The Forum Issues Letter to the CDC, March 12, 2020

The Forum and Pulse Issue a Joint Statement on COVID-19, March 2, 2020


External Links (Newest Updates on Top)

FEMA Public Assistance Application

Why You Should All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity PressureThe Chronicle of Higher Education

Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Charter Flight Departing Morocco in Advance of Indefinite Moroccan Airspace Closure (March 20, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flights Leaving Marrakech on Friday to the United States (March 20, 2020)

International Transportation Air Association’s list of travel and entry restrictions

WorldAware COVID-19 Hub:

The Italian Ministry of Health webpage:

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control:

CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures


U.S. Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Alert:–china.html

International SOS:

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office:

NAFSA Coronavirus Critical Resources:

Press Briefing by the President’s Coronavirus Task Force:

Federal Student Aid

The World Health Organization

Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC)

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Education New Zealand COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information for students, agents and peak bodies