University of Nebraska Medical Center

International Travel Requirements

Airport Terminal

Our office will assist and advise students and faculty planning university-sponsored international trips, including how to submit travel requests and purchase travel insurance.

After submitting travel requests, travelers will be notified if their destinations are considered higher risk and if additional information is needed.

UNMC, as a part of the University of Nebraska system, adheres to the policy outlined in Executive Memorandum No. 25 and requires prior approval for international travel to higher-risk locations, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of State travel notices and advisories.

Travel Request Process

  1. Students contact Global Learning regarding their intent to travel. Faculty and staff submit travel requests in Concur prior to booking travel.
  2. Following supervisor and financial approvals, the Office of Global Engagement conducts an initial risk assessment and informs the traveler if the destination is considered higher risk.
  3. Informed travelers submit an online travel petition to be reviewed by the UNMC International Travel Review Committee.
  4. After review, the Office of Global Engagement will forward the petition to the Chancellor’s Office with a “recommended” or “not recommended” classification.
  5. Chancellor approves or denies the petition and cleared travel will receive final approval through Concur. Students will receive an approval notification through Global Learning.


Travel Insurance

The University of Nebraska has established an international travel insurance policy through AIG Travel Protector Insurance. The university also has a Hawaii/Alaska medical evacuation insurance policy