Pre-Travel Health and Safety Information

General Safety and Health Information: As part of the pre-travel registration process, UMMS travelers agree to review the following country-specifc health and safety guidance from the U.S. Government:

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Destinations

STEP Registration: All US citizens are also expected to register their travel with the U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (https://step.state.gov/) to ensure that receipt of all relevant information and alerts.  If you are not a US citizen, you do not have to register your travel.

Pre-Travel Planning: All travelers - especially students and those less experienced travelers - are strongly encouraged to review the UMMS Pre-Travel Checklist

Travel Security and Risk Resources

Travel Health Resources

Travel Compliance Resources

iJet Country & City Reports

Detailed Safety and Security Information from iJet

Have a question about visa or vaccination requirements?  Want to know local emergency numbers? Want to learn more information about the security risks and resources in a country?

Through our partnership with iJet, a leading travel and security intelligence provider, UMMS is able to provide students, faculty and staff with detailed, country- and city-specific medical, safety and security intelligence.  iJet is a leading provider of global travel intelligence, providing detailed, frequently updated reports on every country in the world that cover everything from local maps to entry requirements to advice on ground transportation.

Please contact internationalsupportservices@umassmed.edu to request a destination report or to ask other travel health and safety questions.