Study Abroad and Travel

In Stage 1 of the public health emergency, Montclair State University cancelled all international travel and instructed students living abroad to return to the United States, consistent with the guidance of the State of New Jersey and public health authorities.

In Stage 2 and stage 3, all international travel for students continues to be canceled, and University-related travel for employees will be strictly limited and must be approved for faculty by the Provost and for all other employees by the President. The following travel policies will apply to all travel in both Stage 2 and Stage 3.

University-Related Employee International Travel and Domestic Travel by Air or Ship

University-related international travel and domestic travel by air or ship is prohibited for the Fall 2020 semester, except as follows:

  • Employees may request permission to travel internationally or domestically by air or ship if necessary to conduct important University business or research.
  • Such international travel may only be approved to countries where both the destination country and the United States allow travel to and from the USA. In the case of either international or domestic travel by air or ship, travel may only be approved where the destination would be appropriate based on COVID-19 related data as provided by the World Health Organization and the CDC.
  • Travel by members of the faculty must be approved in advance by the Provost and travel by administrative or professional staff employees must be approved in advance by the President. Approval to travel may be revoked prior to departure if circumstances related to the coronavirus change.
  • Immediately on returning from an approved international trip or a domestic trip by air or ship, employees must self-isolate off-campus for 14 days after arrival in New Jersey and monitor their health daily as described in the Health Screening section of this Restart Plan. During this 14-day period, the employee will work remotely or use accrued leave time, as provided in the approved travel plan.

Student International Travel and Domestic Travel by Air or Ship

Montclair State will not offer study abroad programs or faculty-led programs outside of the United States during the fall semester. All programs that send students to other domestic locations by air or ship are suspended. Participation in the National Student Exchange program is suspended for the Fall 2020 semester.

International Students, Fulbright Scholars, and Visiting Scholars

The University will receive only degree-seeking students and Fulbright Scholars from outside the United States if they are coming from a country where both the home country and the United States allow direct travel to and from the USA and where the home country would be appropriate based on COVID-19 related data as provided by the World Health Organization and the CDC.

Any students, Fulbright Scholars or other visitors coming to the campus from outside the United States must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in New Jersey. The University will provide students with housing designated for this purpose. The campus host must inform these individuals in advance of this requirement as well as the General Safeguards in this Restart Plan.

The University will not receive non-degree seeking students or visiting scholars from institutions outside the USA during the fall semester.

Personal Travel by University Employees, Students and Visitors

All employees, students and visitors will be asked about their recent travel as part of the required daily assessment described in the Health Screening section of this Restart Plan.

Individuals who have traveled outside of the United States, or within the United States to an area which the state of New Jersey has specifically designated as requiring quarantine upon return shall be asked to remain off campus for a period of 14 days upon arrival in New Jersey. During this 14-day period, employees may be approved to work remotely or to use accrued leave time, and students will be permitted to study remotely in any of their courses for which remote study is an option.

Last Modified: Monday, August 3, 2020 10:48 am