Comprehensive resources for all Haverford students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad on behalf of the College.
The office or department sponsoring your travel can answer any program specific questions. All general travel information—such as passport and visa details, health and safety, and required forms—can be found on this site.
COVID-19 & Travel
To minimize the potential for vectoring and to support the health of the Haverford community and of those with whom our community members interact, all College-related or -supporting travel, regardless of funding source, will be strictly limited and will be permitted only as authorized prior to such travel. Personal travel should be strictly limited to essential trips only. Refer to the Travel Policy (PDF).
Please note that the Travel Policy was revised on March 2, 2021 to reflect current Pennsylvania requirements.
Haverford College's policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will be rooted in the health, safety, and well-being of our faculty, staff, and students, and for the public with whom we interact.
All faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad will need a valid passport. Remember, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return.
A visa is a stamp or sticker, placed in the passport, granting permission from the embassy of a country for admission into the country. Obtaining a visa can take anywhere from 14-90 days.
Travel Alerts & Warnings
As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. It is your responsibility to review the College's policy on travel warnings and to view current U.S. Department of State alerts & warnings by country.
All students on Haverford affiliated, funded, or sponsored travel are required to complete and return an Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Indemnification Agreement form. Without a signed waiver you may not go abroad.
Terra Dotta Travel Registry
All students must register their international travel for safety reasons in the event of an emergency.
Group Leader Guidelines
Faculty, coaches, or staff organizing a trip must follow College guidelines.
Students, faculty, and staff should be aware of these to-do items before departing.
Zika Virus Information
Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.