Students Encourages to Share International Travel Plans due to Coronavirus

Youngstown State University is calling attention to the potential disruption of students’ international travel plans during the university’s spring break March 7-15 due to COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that appeared in late 2019.

The university sent out an email Monday prompting students to “consider the very real possibility of additional travel warnings, new entry and exit control measures, and even quarantines implemented with very little notice during the coming weeks.” 

The email stated this can affect timely return of students and staff to campus after spring break.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised travel advisory levels and issued travel notices for several countries, including China, South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan. 

Eddie Howard, YSU’s vice president for student affairs, encourages all YSU students with international travel plans for spring break to share their travel itineraries with the university online.

“YSU will continue to monitor developments both at home and abroad and communicate with the campus as needed,” Howard said in the email.

Contact the International Programs Office with any questions regarding travel or reentry to the U.S. at 330-941-2336.