Travel Information

Airport Transportation

Aiport transportation is being provided by Wooster Transit and Lyft. If you need assistance making arrangements, please contact dos@wooster.edu.

Financial Assistance for Travel

If you are unable to afford travel and need financial assistance, please contact the Dean of Students’ Office at dos@wooster.edu.

College-sponsored Travel

Based on evolving public health advice we have made the decision to continue our ban on non-essential College-sponsored travel through June 30. If you have questions about College-sponsored travel planned for that time period, please speak with your supervisor about whether it is strictly essential.

  1. College-sponsored travel to areas with CDC level 3 warnings is not permitted.
  2. Those currently traveling internationally should register with Department of State’s STEP program to ensure they receive up to date information and support.
  3. Staff and faculty who must travel before June 30 need permission from their Vice President, or Chief Officer, or from the Provost.
  4. Those cancelling trips should seek refunds as much as possible. Many conferences, airlines and hotels are providing extra flexibility at this time. Please contact the Provost or Vice President for Finance and Business if you have expenses that you find cannot be refunded.

The situation is changing rapidly, and other countries could be added to the CDC list in the coming days and weeks. In addition to the medical risks posed by the coronavirus, there are significant travel difficulties both going into and leaving the countries with these health warnings, including health screenings and quarantine orders of up to 14 days.

CDC notes increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that have denied port entry rights to ships and prevented passengers from disembarking. In some cases, local authorities have permitted disembarkation but subjected passengers to local quarantine procedures. While the U.S. government has evacuated some cruise ship passengers in recent weeks, repatriation flights should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under the potential risk of quarantine by local authorities.