International Travel Guidance

1. Consult UM Travel Policies

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to travel to countries rated Department of State (DOS) levels 3 or 4 or CDC non-COVID level 3 are required to petition permission for travel from the UM International Travel Review Committee (ITRC) by submitting a risk management plan (RMP) with final approval by the Provost. All student travelers must complete a risk management plan in addition to travel registration. Every traveler is also required to register their travel, purchase a GEOBlue International Insurance Plan, and sign an agreement and acknowledgement of risk, if necessary.                

NOTE: Native students, faculty & staff who have reserves on both sides of the US/Canadian border (individuals covered under Jay's Treaty) shall be exempt from the travel registry requirement for travel to Canada. 

Please find out more information about UM International Travel Policy here.

Please find out more information about UM International Travel Procedures here.

2. Determine if you are traveling to a High-Risk Country

Consult the High Risk Travel Petition page to determine if you are traveling to a high-risk county. All UM faculty, staff, and students traveling for UM-related activities to High Risk Countries MUST petition permission for travel from UM International Travel Review Committee with final approval by the Provost by submitting a Risk Management Plan at least 30 days prior to departure.

3. Register Your Travel

The University of Montana provides a secure system for faculty, staff, and students to record travel plans and contact information. The registry is a convenient, one-stop service that supports emergency communication access and helps ensure that travelers have adequate medical, emergency evacuation, and repatriation insurance coverage. Please check out the Register Your Travel page to learn more and register travel as either a staff/faculty or a student.

4. Enroll in GeoBlue International Insurance

All students, faculty and staff traveling abroad for UM related international travel are required to have international insurance coverage from the University's authorized vendor (GeoBlue) except if the program requires them to enroll in a specific insurance policy comparable to University policy. Please visit the Enroll in International Insurance page to find out more about GeoBlue and how to enroll.


For any questions or concerns, e-mail or call (406)243-2278.

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