Travel and study abroad

Are there restrictions on travel?

All university-sponsored travel – domestic and international – has been suspended through September 30 and will be evaluated thereafter. All our students abroad have returned to the U.S. All summer Study Abroad programs and WorldWide Witness and Global Service Trips have been cancelled. You may find the following resources helpful:

  • Contact the Travel Office at 325-674-2774 or for Concur related questions;
  • When canceling your trip, if travel arrangements were made via Concur, you can contact Corporate Travel Planners (CTP) directly by calling 877-727-5188 or by email;
  • Contact the travel vendor directly to cancel trips booked outside of Concur.

What if I have a faculty or staff candidate or other professional planning to visit ACU faculty and staff?

The general university guidance is to avoid face-to-face meetings in most if not all cases. If you have visitors planning to come to campus, please communicate with them and reschedule the visit or arrange for a remote meeting.

For those still considering personal travel

We advise extreme caution regarding all personal travel. The virus is spreading quickly and the CDC could issue alerts for other countries in the days and weeks ahead. This is a rapidly changing situation. 

What should I do if I traveled to a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice due to COVID-19 OR an area affected by COVID-19?

The university requests that any person (faculty, staff, students and others coming into the ACU community) who traveled in a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (due to the novel coronavirus) OR to an area affected by COVID-19 OR if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, take the following steps before arriving on campus:

  • We are no longer asking employees to complete the travel form. Instead, all employees should be self-monitoring by taking their temperature every morning. If fever or any other symptom is present, STAY HOME. If you suspect you may have COVID-19, you can access Hendrick’s virtual triage process by texting “covidhelp” to 325-216-4824. You will then receive a link to complete a questionnaire that will triage your symptoms and direct you to either the screening clinic hotline or recommendations for care at home. 
  • Stay home for 14 days and monitor your health after you leave any country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice.
  • Monitor your health and report any symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to the ACU Medical Clinic at 325-674-2625 or your Abilene primary care provider.

If you are ill, please follow the directions in the “What do I do if I feel sick?” question.

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