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Pre-Travel Health and Safety Information

Personal Briefings:  One on one and group briefings are available from ISS upon request.  Call or send an email, 

Self Education: 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:

Pre-Travel Checklist: Travelers going to developing countries, especially for longer term travel may wish to strongly encouraged to review the UMMS Pre-Travel Checklist

STEP Registration: All US citizens are strongly advised to register their travel with the U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( 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 with STEP.  You will receive support through the UMass Travel Assistance Program.

Securing Vaccinations:  Contact Student or Employee Health to