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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.3

 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.​1

 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.​​​​​
  • 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.​​7

 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.​​5


 

 Guidelines for Students, Residents, and Fellows

 

 Pre-departure Checklist

Click here​​ to review and print a pre-departure checklist. The list highlights some of the most important steps for you to take prior to your trip.​1

 Registering your trip with Studio Abroad

If you are a student, resident, or fellow traveling abroad on behalf of the University, please go to the Global Education website​​​ for specific requirements pertaining to student international travel.​ Catherine Bogle coordinates with faculty, students, and residents at Anschutz Medical Campus who are pursuing international opportunities as part of their educational experience at CU. You can make an appointment with her by calling 303-378-6973​, or emailing catherine.bogle@ucdenver.edu.​2

 Subscribe to evacuation & international health insurance

Students are NOT automatically enrolled in international health insurance or covered for medical evacuation. Use the links below to find out which company and which plan best suit your needs. 
​Residents and fellows who are paid by the University of Colorado are covered by a blanket policy from GeoBlue, please refer to item three in the Faculty criteria for details. 3

 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.​4

 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.​5

 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.​7


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