Coronavirus Updates

Your health and safety is always our top priority. Notre Dame International continues to monitor developments related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will post updates here.

For all University updates and the plan to reopen campus, visit here.nd.edu.

Latest Updates


Notre Dame remains committed to advocating for our international student community. Recent developments in rules from the U.S. government have caused Notre Dame to take the following actions:

July 14, 2020: Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the status of international students

July 9, 2020: Notre Dame to file brief in support of Harvard, MIT court motion

July 9, 2020: Letter from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., sent to the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security regarding new visa rules for international students

July 8, 2020: Notre Dame International responds to latest ICE guidelines

General Information

  • The University’s international travel restrictions remain in effect. Throughout the fall 2020 semester, University-related travel will be strictly limited to essential travel, regardless of whether the university is paying for it. Further details about the approval process and return to campus process are available at the Travel information page at here.nd.edu.
  • NDI’s campus staff are working remotely as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and until further notice.
  • The Beijing, Jerusalem, and Rome Global Gateways are operating on a limited basis. All other Gateways and Centers remain closed and staff are working remotely.

CDC Health Notices and Department of State Travel Advisories

On August 6th, the CDC and Department of State lifted their respective global health advisories, which were issued in March 2020 and advised US citizens to not travel abroad due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

With health and safety conditions improving in some countries while deteriorating in others, both the CDC and Department of State in close coordination have returned to their previous systems of individual country risk assessments and country-specific levels of advice (CDC levels 1-3 and DOS levels 1-4, depending on country-specific conditions). Both the CDC Health Notice levels and Department of State Travel Advisory levels for all countries worldwide were updated today.

Please note: While this is a significant development, the vast majority of countries remain at a CDC level 3 (avoid non-essential travel) and DOS level 3 (reconsider travel) or 4 (do not travel). Furthermore, the University’s international travel restrictions remain in effect. Throughout the fall 2020 semester, University-related travel will be strictly limited to essential travel, regardless of whether the university is paying for it. Further details about the approval process and return to campus process are available at the Travel information page at here.nd.edu.

NDI continues to closely monitor health and safety conditions across the world and will provide updates as conditions evolve.

New and Returning International Students

International Student Orientation  Frequently Asked Questions  Executive Orders  Updates  Letter from Fr. Jenkins Advocating for Student Visa Processing

Study Abroad Students

Frequently Asked Questions  Updates

Visiting Scholars

Frequently Asked Questions  Executive Orders  

Faculty and Global Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered Travelers

Updates