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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Based on guidance from international, national, and local agencies, all university-sponsored, connected, or funded international or domestic travel by students, faculty, and staff is prohibited. These restrictions are in effect for students through August 20, 2020, and through June 30, 2020, for faculty and staff.

We encourage you to review the policy and process recommendations for travel before proceeding.

Please contact Global Operations with any questions at or 617-627-3981



The Tufts Travel Registry is a confidential and secure database for maintaining key travel information for all Tufts affiliates conducting university-related international travel. The Travel Registry is the official source of traveler information that forms the basis for the university’s emergency response plan and communication strategy when responding to an emergency or critical incident abroad.

Your registration not only ensures that you receive the essential support needed from Tufts in a personal or location-specific emergency, but it gives you access to numerous useful benefits as you prepare for departure and during your time abroad. 

Benefits and resources include: 

  • Emergency travel medical coverage free of charge during your time abroad on Tufts business
  • Pre-departure destination information
  • Travel alerts and warnings from airport disruptions to security threats 
  • Support from Tufts and our travel assistance provider in an emergency
  • Secure electronic storage of passport and visa copies 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a Travel Registration?

Visit the Tufts Travel Registry website at this link and sign in with your Tufts Single-Sign-On credentials and then select the appropriate button to start a registration (e.g., student, faculty, staff)

What is “university-related” travel?

University-related faculty-led or staff-led travel; travel promoted by Tufts faculty, staff, units, or departments; travel funded by Tufts University; or where credit is awarded or degree requirements are fulfilled.

Who is required to register?
  • All Students (undergraduate and graduate) are required to register all university-related international travel

  • All Staff members are required to register all university-related international travel

  • All Faculty members are required to register all university-related international travel, until further notice

When should I register my international travel?

In most cases, you should register as soon as you have the following information:

  • Confirmed travel dates and location(s)

  • Contact information for yourself abroad and a local contact

NOTE: Students planning travel to a country or region with a U.S. State Department Travel Warning will be asked to submit a Travel Review application. These students should begin gathering information 4 – 6 weeks in advance of their trip and register their plans no later than 4 weeks before the trip. Approximate travel dates are acceptable.

How long does it take to complete the Travel Registration?

If you have all the required information, the registration should take no longer than 5-10 minutes.

I also want to register my travel with the local U.S. Embassy before I leave the U.S. How do I do that?

This can be done through the Smart Traveler Enrollment System (STEP). If you are not a U.S. citizen or green card holder, we recommend registering with your home country’s Embassy or equivalent service, if one exists.

Should I register my personal travel?

No. The Travel Registry is for Tufts-related travel only. You should not register any personal trips, summer, or semester break travel that is not associated with a Tufts-sponsored or funded activity. 

No. The Travel Registry is required for international (incl. U.S. territories) Tufts-related travel only. It is not necessary or recommended to register domestic travel within the U.S. 

I have a question not listed here. Who can I contact?

For any additional Travel Registry questions or general questions related to international travel, health, and safety, you may contact Elisabeth Keegan in Global Operations at 617-627-3981 or at