Current status

The health and safety of our university community remains our top priority.

It is strongly advised that individuals on campus wear a face covering indoors and wash their hands frequently. Additionally, the P3 app has transitioned from a screening tool to a reporting tool. All students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to utilize the P3 app to report symptoms or a COVID-positive test. These measures are crucial to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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What's open

FIU continues its normal hours of operation. Visit the ShopFIU webpage to find out which dining and retail services are open. For all other hours, please visit respective department websites.

Events

Groups requesting to host events no longer need to submit their event through the events transition form. For more information on venue availability and capacity, please consult the Central Reservations system. 

Travel

Student, Faculty & Staff Travel

FIU’s International Travel Committee (ITC) continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is cognizant of the need of faculty, staff and students to travel for academic and business purposes, as well as student success. Taking into consideration information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization and FIU’s own experts, and integrating the State of Florida’s requirements pertaining to House Bill 7017 on Foreign Influence, the following protocol takes  effect July 1, 2022: 

  • Outbound International Travel

    This guidance only pertains to FIU-sponsored and FIU-related trips as per the university’s
    International Travel Policy for Employees and Students. It does not concern personal trips such as family visits or vacations.

    International Travel by Employees (Including Student Employees)
    Effective July 1, 2022, the pre-departure screening and approval process is contained entirely in the Travel Authorization (TA) process with the exception of trips to destinations at advisory Level 4 by the U.S. Department of State or the CDC. As part of the TA workflow, the traveler must complete the Foreign Travel Guidance and Screening Questionnaire. All travelers are also required to register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (SMART) prior to departure for their own protection and benefit. A separate petition (Level 4 Travel Petition) is required for high-risk destinations that are at Level 4 by the U.S. Department of State or the CDC.

    International Travel by Students
    Students who are not employed by FIU and wish to travel abroad must complete the pre-departure orientation provided by the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) regardless of the  advisory level by the U.S. Department of State or the CDC. During the pre-departure orientation, the student will review travel risks and learn about best practices and mitigation measures. Students will also be enrolled in the U.S. Department of State’s STEP program by OEA staff and receive information on FIU’s travel insurance coverage paid for by the institution. For frequently traveling students (e.g. those who travel repeatedly for field work) the process will be streamlined. For more information or to start the pre-departure orientation process, please email edabroad@fiu.edu

    Since conditions and advisory levels may change, travelers are asked to continue monitoring announcements by the U.S. Department of State and the CDC. Should a country’s advisory be adjusted and the risks to our travelers be deemed too high, travel may be restricted prior to departure or travelers may be required to return home.

    Travel Advisories, Travel Notices and COVID-19 Travel Recommendations

    US DOS

    CDC Travel Notices

    CDC COVID-19 Travel Notices

    For questions and concerns, please contact the Chair of the International Travel Committee, Gitta Montoto, at gmontoto@fiu.edu.

  • Inbound International Travel 

    The protocol for inbound mobility remains as communicated previously. All members of the FIU community, including but not limited to students, employees, vendors and visitors, are required to follow FIU’s COVID-19 safety protocol when accessing any university premises regardless of where they travel from (local, national, international). FIU will only require a period of quarantine if it is required by local, state or federal health authorities.

    International students, inbound exchange students and visiting scholars are invited to come to FIU to complete their studies or teaching and research assignments. They are advised to inform themselves about changes to our academic enterprise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic prior to their departure to the U.S. and regularly visit https://panthersprotectingpanthers.fiu.edu/.

Study Abroad

The University’s International Travel Committee carefully reviews each Study Abroad program by destination country and the proposed activities to be conducted abroad.  The Office of Education Abroad then guides the programs’ faculty directors and the students through our institutional safety protocols to ensure they are well prepared to engage abroad for optimal academic success. For any questions, please contact the Office of Education Abroad at edabroad@fiu.edu.