International Travel During Break

Posted on 11/18/2014 2:04:01 PM

If you are planning to travel outside of the U.S., the Center for Health and Well-Being encourages you to check Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel alerts and information before traveling.  

CDC continues to issue Level 3 travel warnings for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia recommending that individuals avoid all non-essential travel to these areas. IUP has temporarily suspended approval for university-related travel to these countries.

If you do travel to one of these countries in West Africa and you develop a fever or other Ebola-related symptoms, or are believed to be at risk for developing Ebola, you may not be able to depart from that foreign country until it can be determined you are not infected. Any travelers from outbreak areas will also be diverted to one of five U.S. airports monitoring all arrivals from these countries, where you will again be screened. If you have any signs or symptoms, you may be detained.

When you return to Pennsylvania, you will undergo monitoring by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for 21 days. Depending on your level of potential exposure, you may also be required to isolate yourself for up to 21 days.

For more information, contact the IUP Health Service at 724-357-2550.