Travel increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Vaccination is strongly encouraged before travel. Anyone who chooses to travel, regardless of vaccination status, should self-monitor symptoms and follow safety protocols indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international travel requires careful consideration. For any questions related to travel to specific locations, please consult with Global USA. Prior to any international departure, personal or university-related, students, scholars, and employees are required to contact the Global USA office with the following information: dates of travel and countries to be visited. Employees are also required to provide this information to their supervisor. As during general operations, all university-related international/foreign travel by employees must be approved by the appropriate department head, dean/administrator, Vice-President/Senior Vice President and President (https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/ie/intltravel.html). As always, approval is informed by Department of State and CDC travel guidance.
Travel Within the United States
Vaccinations are encouraged prior to any personal and business travel outside the greater Mobile area. Anyone who travels, regardless of vaccination status, should self-monitor symptoms and follow applicable safety protocols.
Using the resources below, please review the location to which you are traveling in order to make an informed decision about your travel plans and follow CDC guidance for domestic travel.
Travel information and updates are best obtained from the following sources:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 travel information for travelers within the United States.
- The New York Times maintains a database of individual counties in each state, which can be seen by clicking on the state name at the bottom of the page.