Employees traveling to international destinations should review the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) website for important health information by destination and the Department of State’s (DOS) website for important security information by destination. There are a variety of risks involved when traveling internationally. The best way to avoid risks is to plan ahead and be prepared for emergencies that may arise. It is strongly recommended employees review the International Travel Safety Tips and Check List prior to travel.
- General Risk Management, (P) 541-346-8316
- International Travel Questions
The University of Oregon provides insurance coverage through Axis to its employees, faculty, students and others traveling internationally on behalf of the university.
What is Covered
Coverage includes accident and sickness, security evacuations, emergency medical evacuations, and travel assistance.
The following countries are excluded from this insurance coverage; however, coverage may be able to be secured at an additional cost.
Please refer to the travel brochure for a complete list of coverages and exclusions.
Enrollment and Costs
Enrollment and billing occur directly through concur for staff and faculty. The cost of this insurance is $2.50 per person per day. Individuals enrolled in the coverage may be eligible to extend the coverage for leisure travel that occurs before, during, or after their University-related travel for a maximum of 14 days. For fiscal year 2021/2022 the maximum days charged for the supplemental international travel insurance is 14 days. Beginning in fiscal year 2023, this maximum will increase to 30 days.
Travelers should download and retain a copy of the travel cards prior to their travel outside the U.S.
Student and Non-Concur Travelers
Student groups or student travelers not registered through Concur should contact Global Education Oregon (Study Abroad) prior to registering and enrolling in coverage through Risk Management. Students may request their student account be billed for this coverage. Coverage may also be secured for dependents and spouses if the UO employee registers and enrolls using the non-Concur Traveler Registration and Enrollment webform. For faculty and staff wishing to enroll dependents or spouses, an index will be required for processing the payment at the time of enrollment.
Resources and Additional Information
ORM recommends that faculty, staff, and students register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website and enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.