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Spring break travel advisory

Are you planning to travel during ASU’s spring break? Regardless of whether you are traveling in the U.S. or outside the U.S., we recommend taking the necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy during this time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals do the following:

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

 

It is important for travelers to consider not only the potential exposure to the virus from traveling, but also the possibility of being stranded abroad due to a suspension of airline services and other modes of transportation.

 

Please continue to watch the CDC’s travel recommendations. Currently, the CDC is advising travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Because this situation is likely to continue to rapidly change in the weeks ahead, we encourage you to check the U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization websites to find updated guidance for your destination as well as for those countries you may plan to travel through.

 

If you plan to travel internationally, please be sure you have completed the necessary steps to allow yourself to be granted entry to the U.S. upon your return. 

 

How to get a travel signature

Submit your travel signature request for your I-20 or DS-2019 document using the ISSC self-service portal

 

Preparing for re-entry to the U.S.

Please be prepared to present the following documents to the Port of Entry officer upon your return to the U.S.:

 

  • Passport (valid six months into the future).

  • Valid F-1 or J-1 visa.

  • Current I-20 or DS-2019 with valid travel signature.

  • Copies of your unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification forms from ASU.

  • An ISSC business card, if desired.

 

You should be able to demonstrate your ties to your home country by sharing your plans to return home after you complete your degree.

 

You may be asked to share all of the social media platforms you have used within the last five years. Be aware that you will be required to provide the following if requested:

  • Username for each platform you use or have used.

  • Current email address and phone number.

  • Any email addresses and phone numbers you have used in the past five years.

    • Note: You will not be required to provide any of your passwords.