Travel Policy, Restrictions and Guidance | Webster University

Travel Policy, Restrictions & Guidance

Enhanced Travel Measures

As the worldwide response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, Webster’s COVID-19 Task Force is assessing the situation day-by-day. Webster University remains focused on the health and wellbeing of the entire Webster community.

Update March 19: Level 4 - Do Not Travel

On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel advising that all U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. According to the advisory, those abroad should return home or prepare to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time, due to travel restrictions, airline cancelations, and closing of borders worldwide. Changes are occurring with little advance notice.

Webster Enhanced Travel Measures

Previously, on March 11 Webster implemented the following enhanced travel measures for the entire network:

  • All University-related travel to countries that have a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice (widespread, ongoing transmission) is prohibited
  • All University-related non-essential domestic and international travel is suspended until further notice.     
  • While we have not historically asked any member of our community to register personal travel, we strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to register their personal domestic and international travel. Please provide this information prior to your departure by completing a Travel Registration Form.

Those who have traveled to countries on CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice are subject to the following measures.  

  • Returning to a non-U.S. Webster campus from a Restricted Travel Country: 
    Webster University faculty, staff and students returning from these restricted countries to a Webster University campus location outside of the United States are required to follow all established self-care and safety measures established by Webster University and local health departments.
  • Returning to a U.S. Webster Campus from a Restricted Travel Country:
    Webster University faculty, staff and students returning from these restricted countries to a Webster University campus within the United States are required to stay home for a period of 14 days, monitor their health status and follow the University’s social distancing policy.

St. Louis Local Restrictions

March 21: The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has issued a Stay at Home Order. The current effective dates are March 23 – April 22. You may read the entire order by visiting

Stay at Home Order


State Dept. Travel Advisories

As a resource, you may also review the U.S. Department of State's latest COVID-19 related travel advisories, including avoiding travel on cruise ships.

State Advisories