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Traveling to Guatemala with CGH?

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This disease usually presents with mild symptoms, but has more severe implications for women who are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant.

The Guatemala Trifinio Project Travel Policy​​ sets forth guidelines for travel, and contains helpful information to assist you in planning your trip.

 

Guatemala Trifinio Project Handbook

 

Traveling Internationally with the Center for Global Health

Guidelines for a safe and smooth trip abroad


 

 Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

 

 Pre-departure Checklist

Click here​​​​ to review and print a pre-departure checklist. The list highlights some of the most important steps to take before you leave on your trip.​

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 Registering your travel with the State Department

​Providing your travel information to the US State Department allows the United States government to better assist its citizens if they find themselves in an emergency situation abroad. It also allows the traveler to receive routine updates from the nearest US embassy or consulate. Follow this link​ to register your travel.​​​

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 Enroll in Medevac Insurance through GeoBlue

If you are employed by the University of Colorado, you qualify for coverage through a blanket international medevac insurance plan, GeoBlue. You must purchase airfare through Christopherson Business Travel to be automatically enrolled in this plan. If you purchase airfare through another provider, you will have to manually enroll.

  • ​Manually enroll for GeoBlue by following this link​ and navigating to "Register online to learn more about your benefits."
  • Print your GeoBlue medevac insurance card by clicking here
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 Emergency Contact Information

​Please save the following emergency contact information and keep it handy during your travels.​

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  • GeoBlue Insurance: +1-800-257-4823; call collect +1-610-254-8771
  • ​​​International SOS: +1-800-523-6586; call collect +1-215-942-8226 
  • University of Colorado Denver Campus Dispatch: +1-303-724-4444; call collect +1-303-367-1785 
  • Phone number for U.S. Embassy in host nation​
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 CDC Recommendations for Vaccines

The CDC website offers details about health and safety risks in your destination country. Take a look at the website​​ to learn more about what vaccinations and other preparations will be necessary before you travel.​​​​

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 Entry and exit requirements in host country

Make sure you know all the entry and exit requirements of your destination(s). Some countries require that your passport remains valid for at least six more months and want a certain number of blank visa pages left in your passport. Consult the destination country embassy for information or start with the following Department of State site. The Center for Global Health has successfully utilized Travel Document Systems​ to ensure visas are complete and timely.​​

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 Cyber Security

This document​ highlights some tips and precautions about traveling with electronic equipment. Please review this document if you are traveling with laptops or carrying valuable data.​​​​

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 Guidelines for Students, Residents, and Fellows

 

 Pre-departure Checklist

Review and print the pre-departure checklist. The list highlights some of the most important steps for you to take prior to your trip.​​​

Student checklist

Resident/Fellow checklist

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 Contact the Office of Global Education

If you are a student, resident, or fellow traveling abroad on behalf of the University, please contact Catherine Bogle at 303-315-0209 or catherine.bogle@ucdenver.edu for specific requirements pertaining to  international travel. Catherine coordinates with faculty, students, and residents at Anschutz Medical Campus who are pursuing international opportunities as part of their educational experience at CU.  She will assist residents/fellows with their GME application that is required prior to travel.

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 Enroll in evacuation & international health insurance

Students are NOT automatically enrolled in international health insurance or covered for medical evacuation. Please contact the Office of Global Education for information on enrolling in a student-specific HTH Worldwide plan.

Residents and fellows who are paid by the University of Colorado are covered by a blanket policy from GeoBlue. Please refer to the table above (Guidelines for Faculty and Staff), and click on "Enroll in Medevac Insurance through GeoBlue" for more information.

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 Travel Warning

The University of Colorado automatically suspends student, Medical Resident and Fellowship travel to countries with an official travel warning or travel health warning and to Sanctioned Nations. 8

 Entry and exit requirements in host country

Make sure you know all the entry and exit requirements of your destination(s). Some countries require that your passport remains valid for at least six more months and want a certain number of blank visa pages left in your passport. Consult the destination country embassy for information or start with the following Department of State site. The Center for Global Health has successfully utilized Travel Document Systems​ to ensure visas are complete and timely.​​​

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 CDC Recommendations for Vaccines

The CDC website offers details about health and safety risks in your destination country. Take a look at the website​​ to learn more about what vaccinations and other preparations will be necessary before you travel.​​​

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 Emergency Contact Information

Please save the following emergency contact information and ​keep it handy during your travels.

  • International SOS- 800-523-6586; call collect 215-942-8226
  • University of Colorado Denver Campus Dispatch- 303-724-4444; call collect 303-367-1785
  • Phone number for U.S. embassy in your host nation​
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 Cyber Security

This document ​highlights some tips and precautions about traveling with electronic equipment. Please review this document if you are traveling with laptops or carrying valuable data.​​​

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Center for Global Health

13199 East Montview Boulevard, Suite 310
Mail Stop A090
Aurora, CO 80045


303.724.7430
globalhealth.ucdenver.edu

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