Skip to content


Read Pace's international travel policy with regards to COVID-19. Pace University continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 around the world and its impact on global programs. This is a constantly developing and changing situation. We have policies and protocols in place for monitoring developments, making decisions as needed, and communicating to students. The health and safety of our students will always be our top priority.

Vaccine & Booster
  • Pace has mandated that all students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and some countries require proof of vaccination as an entry requirement. 
  • Our strongest recommendation for anyone going abroad get their COVID-19 booster(s) before they leave the USA. All Pace students are required to get the COVID-19 booster, when eligible. It's likely that this will be required for many countries and host institutions abroad as well.
  • What you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • We discourage international (or domestic) travel prior to study abroad as this might expose students to more risks. 
Country-specific COVID-19 regulations and protocols:
  • Pace students will be expected to adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines, rules, regulations, and codes of conduct – of both (1) their host country abroad, and (2) Pace’s partner institution abroad (or third-party provider program) where the student will be studying. Each program is bound by law to follow the health requirements of their host country, region, and/or city. In most cases, these expectations meet or exceed CDC guidelines but may achieve the desired result in a manner consistent with local culture.
  • Students should learn about how the country/program has responded to COVID-19 (e.g., testing availability, social distancing, mandatory face masks, quarantines, lockdowns, positivity rate, the treatment facilities, and the capacity to respond to an increased outbreak).
  • Students should review their intended destination country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or Embassy website for detailed entry requirements.
  • Students may need to arrive in the host country abroad in time to quarantine - prior to the travel dates outlined by Pace and the host institution. The costs of such quarantine must be paid by the student. It is the students' responsibility to consult directly with the foreign institution regarding up-to-date COVID-19 quarantine requirements (and associated costs) prior to departure.
  • Even if a host country's travel policies allow for inbound travel, the country may limit entry based on the traveler’s citizenship and where the student has been pre-arrival – including countries that the student has recently visited or transited through en route.
  • Upon return to the USA after the program, students must adhere to all U.S.-based federal and state immigration and COVID-19 policies in effect at that time.