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The message is being sent to all Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Dear Students,
We hope this finds you well wherever you are this last week of May. We are writing to make you aware of updated guidance for “Duke Supported” student travel. Due to decreasing cases of COVID-19 among the Duke community, the University will now consider requests for student domestic travel that is “necessary and reasonable.” International travel remains suspended unless it is considered “essential” travel. 
For more information about Duke’s travel guidelines, including guidance for personal travel, definitions of “Duke Support,” and your school’s Travel Contact, please read Duke’s Global Travel FAQ. If you have any questions not covered in the FAQ, you are encouraged to submit them to Duke’s Global and Administrative Travel Support team at globaltravel@duke.edu or to your School’s or Institute’s Travel Contact.
Go Duke,
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs

Travel Guidance Update
The University’s review process will consider the trip’s educational or academic purpose, the student’s vaccination status, the destination and duration of the trip, and other relevant factors in making decisions around whether to approve as presented, approve with required changes or deny the request.

Duke’s Travel Suspension will remain in place until at least August 8, 2021, and so ALL travel that uses Duke Support must be approved prior to your departure. This includes students currently outside of Durham who wish to travel away from their home/residence using Duke Support, either in the United States or in another country.

How to request Duke Supported travel
For travel within Durham County (“hyper-local travel”), please contact the Expanded Student Programming Committee.

For international travel (travel outside the 50-U.S. States, territories or territorial waters) OR domestic travel (outside Durham County but within the 50-U.S. States, territories or territorial waters), please contact your “Travel Contact” within your School or Institute as identified on Duke Global Travel’s FAQ. (Note: Trinity College Undergraduates should submit the online Travel Request Form.)