AUSTIN (KXAN) — Following an elevated travel warning by U.S. officials regarding the coronavirus, the University of Texas at Austin enacted its own travel restrictions to South Korea.
Sonia Feigenbaum, UT’s senior vice provost for global engagement and chief international officer, said all undergraduate travel to South Korea is suspended, and graduate-level travel must be considered essential travel and reviewed by the university’s International Oversight Committee.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 3 travel warning for South Korea, which means people should avoid nonessential travel there. The U.S. Department of State’s travel warning remains at Level 2.
“We anticipate that additional countries may receive a CDC travel warning Level 3,” Feigenbaum said. “Should this be the case, we will follow the same protocol and add these to the UT Restricted Regions List.”