Updated Travel Guidance

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Updated Travel Guidance


Office of Global Engagement




March 14, 2020

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We write to share two important updates to the University’s travel guidelines in light of recommendations that have been made by state and national government officials to address the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Effective March 13, 2020, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, by Executive Order, has ordered any person who has traveled outside of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia in the last 14 days to self-quarantine for the remainder of the 14-day period since arrival in Rhode Island.

Further, any person who newly arrives in the state from a location outside the 50 United States or the District of Columbia must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Rhode Island. The Executive Order is in effect until April 12, 2020.

As of March 11, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has included Europe (excluding Ireland and the United Kingdom) in the Level 3 non-essential travel risk category, along with China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. Travelers should avoid the European countries listed here per these new guidelines:


The University’s COVID-19 website (covid.brown.edu) has been updated to reflect these new restrictions. All members of the Brown community are expected to be in compliance with the guidelines.

Thank you,

Shankar Prasad
Deputy Provost for Global Engagement and Strategic Initiatives

Christine Sprovieri
Director of International Travel Risk Management


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