Current International Travel Guidance

Updated September 25, 2017

This page provides Stanford University’s latest travel guidance for members of the Stanford community in the wake of the travel bans issued by the federal administration and continuing court reviews. Anyone with a need for urgent consultation should contact the Bechtel International Center (email travelban@stanford.edu).

The federal administration on Sept. 24, 2017, issued an updated travel ban restricting travel to the United States for visitors from several countries. The State Department has issued information about the updated ban and its implications for travel.

While individuals must make their own decisions about international travel, this page offers guidance to the Stanford community based on what we currently understand in a fluid situation, along with information about obtaining additional assistance and consultation. The page will be updated as circumstances change.

For faculty, staff and students, Stanford recommends the following:

  • If you are a national of any of the countries specified in the travel ban and are considering travel outside the United States or have other questions related to the travel ban, please contact the Bechtel International Center (email travelban@stanford.edu) in order to set up a consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss your specific situation.
  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen from any country other than the designated countries and are considering international travel, keep in mind that you may experience delays upon returning to the United States. If you have specific concerns about the risks of international travel, contact the Bechtel International Center (email travelban@stanford.edu).
  • Stanford continues to strongly recommend that international students and scholars carry their immigration documentation with them for BOTH domestic and international travel.
  • If you expect to travel internationally, remember that Stanford continues to offer a travel registry through the Office of International Affairs. Registering, which is encouraged but not required, allows you to be reached in an emergency and allows Stanford to be aware of faculty, students and staff who may need assistance if events occur that may jeopardize their safety, security, legal rights or health.
  • If you are planning international travel in connection with your university responsibilities and have any concerns about traveling in the current environment, consult with your supervisor or faculty adviser about making alternate plans, or consult with an attorney about specific immigration issues of concern to you.

Stanford’s International Travel Policy contains broader ongoing guidance on international travel for members of the Stanford community.

Additional support resources for the campus community are listed in the Getting Support section of this site.