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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)
Division of Global Education
Updated July 2023

Webster University continues to monitor the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic around the world and its impact on international programs. As a global institution, we have policies and protocols in place for ensuring the health and safety of the Webster University community worldwide.

Travel Guidance from Non-U.S. Countries
The situation with the pandemic has eased in the countries where Webster runs programs and entry requirements have been lifted. We recommend that as a precaution, you continue to check the entry restrictions for any international location that you plan to visit. Please keep in mind that the Division of Global Education can assist you if you have any questions as you consider your options.

Updated Vaccination Requirement for International Mobility
As of June 2023, the Covid-19 vaccination is no longer mandatory for participation in Webster study abroad or faculty mobility programs. This change will go into effect starting with Spring 2024 programs. There may still be country or program specific Covid-19 related requirements for select locations. The Division of Global Education will inform any international mobility participants of these details as needed. The Division of Global Education still strongly advises all travelers to follow CDC recommendations when planning an experience abroad

Stay Informed - News Sources
The news sources below may prove useful as you consider your international travel plans through Webster.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) -
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control -
World Health Organization (WHO) –
US Department of State Travel Advisories - Travel Advisories (

Division of Global Education
All information and communications related to our international programs and partnerships have been centralized in the Division of Global Education (DGE) in the Office of Academic Affairs. DGE will be in communication with specific people and groups as needed to provide guidance and information and to relay decisions and policies in support of health and safety abroad.

Office of Study Abroad and WINS
The Office of Study Abroad and WINS are working in partnership with Webster’s international campuses and partner programs to provide up-do-date information and communications to students on a regular basis. 

Study Abroad programs were canceled from Summer 2020-Summer 2021 due to the pandemic. Starting in Fall 2021, study abroad to Webster’s international campus locations and some select partner programs resumed. In subsequent terms (Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022), there has been a full return to study abroad.

The Office of Study Abroad/WINS remains committed to providing ongoing updates to study abroad participants about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and country/region-specific notices when needed.

Should you have questions, please call the Webster Office of Study Abroad at 314-968-6988. If you have an after-hours emergency, please contact Public Safety at 314-968-7430.

Faculty Mobility
For faculty traveling abroad on international mobility programs, Global Program Development will provide guidance regarding any health and safety requirements for the travel location(s). All questions can be directed to