Travel Warnings and Advisories


Travel Restrictions (updated March 11, 2020): Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is prohibiting international travel for Commission representatives, including Commissioners, staff, and peer evaluators. For any international visits that may be required, Commission policy and procedures allow for action to delay the visit.  Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

  • For U.S. Department of Education Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education, click here.
  • For information regarding travel abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State, click here, or for the latest travel advisories, click here
  • For information regarding Covid-19 issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.
  • MSCHE Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) policy and procedures require that peer evaluators ascertain and review specific information about a destination before traveling abroad.

The United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs provides information on travel advisories, international travel and information by country.  Be sure to read country-specific details that could affect your travel, such as entry/exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, transportation, and other relevant topics.

Travelers are strongly encouraged to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (found at which is a free service of the US government for US citizens traveling or living in a foreign country. STEP helps the State Department assist in times of emergency and provides updates, travel alerts and other important information.