The CDC continues to "recommend that travelers avoid all nonessential travel." Rice follows CDC guidance and continues to strongly advise against both domestic and international travel for professional and personal reasons. However, the university will no longer ban university-sponsored international or domestic travel unless otherwise specified. Any faculty staff or students who decide to travel abroad for any reason should register through the university travel registry.

Rice no longer requires a 14 day self-quarantine following international travel, however it is strongly recommended that all travelers build in time after returning to make sure you are asymptomatic before returning to campus.

Rice Study Abroad programs, faculty-led programs, CLIC in-country programs, and the travel components of other academic programs (such as those run by the Center for Civic Leadership) are being canceled for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. We are also not permitting student participation in third-party provider study abroad programs.

Travel registration: We are requiring everyone in the Rice community who travels internationally for any reason to register their travel at this website: You will need to log in with your NetID. If you have questions, please contact the help desk at 713-348-HELP (4357) or email

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