Guidelines for Executive Travel Safety Committee Appeals

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Emory University has indefinitely suspended all official and previously authorized travel for students, faculty, and staff. These restrictions include travel for university-related activities such as teaching, study abroad, conferences, internships, research, recruiting, business meetings, and special events. Any requests for approval of international travel must be made through the Executive Travel Safety Committee (ETSC) and submitted to:

Faculty should submit requests directly. Staff requests must be submitted by the applicable executive vice president or senior vice president, or their designee. Student requests must be submitted by the student's dean.

Requests should include:

  1. The names of all proposed travelers and their Emory affiliation. Student information should include stage in academic program (e.g., second-year master's student).
  2. A description of the reason for the proposed travel.
  3. Itinerary information, including expected trip dates, planned destination(s), and anticipated activities.
  4. An explanation of why the proposed travel is essential and the steps taken to mitigate its potential risks.
  5. A letter of support from the relevant dean, executive vice president, senior vice president, or their designee.

Additional information may be requested.

If you have any questions about these submission requirements, please contact the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) at 404-727-7504 or