International Travel

Decisions to study and conduct research overseas should be made with an understanding of the current world situation, which requires that travelers remain aware, informed, and prepared.  Prior to finalizing an overseas course of study, research arrangement or other university-related travel, it is important to plan for and to be aware of health, safety, and security concerns in the region you will visit.

To Prepare for international travel:

Under no circumstances is the use of privately owned aircraft or the piloting of a privately owned, leased or chartered aircraft by Rutgers faculty, staff, or students permitted while on or in connection to university business.

Medical Access Abroad

Effective 5/1/2017, international health insurance will no longer be provided by HTH.  All international emergency services, including medical access abroad, will be provided by International SOS, affording a single point of contact for all international travel health and safety issues. 

Since accessing medical and emergency assistance can be difficult and expensive while traveling abroad, Risk Management recommends that all faculty and staff traveling internationally purchase ISOS Medical international health insurance at a cost of $1.10 per day overseas per person.  To enroll, you must complete the ISOS Medical Roster Template Form [XLSM] and email it to Matt Spaventa along with a check made payable to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, for $1.10 x number of days you will be overseas.  Dependents are also eligible for coverage at a cost of $4.40 per day overseas. Alternatively, departments can also issue a Journal Entry as a form of payment.  The enrollment roster and the payment must be received by Risk Management at least two weeks prior to the trip departure.

  • Covers injury or illness up to $500,000
  • There is a $0 deductible for each injury or illness claimed
  • Cashless transaction if a HTH network provider is utilized for service
  • Nonessential services (e.g. dental cleaning, acne treatments, check-ups, etc.) are not covered

Travelers should print a copy of the Rutgers-ISOS membership card [PDF] and keep this card on you at all times while abroad (place in wallet, etc.)  For detailed information on the ISOS Medical insurance program, refer to the ISOS Medical Brochure [PDF]  You may contact the Department of Risk Management and Insurance with any questions about enrollment or contact International SOS at 1-215-942-8000 with questions about coverage.

Emergency Travel Assistance

Risk Management has also contracted with International SOS to provide emergency security and travel assistance services to university travelers abroad.  The International SOS emergency travel assistance program is provided at no charge to university travelers (on official university business).  An ID card [PDF] will be made available following the traveler's registration on the MyTrips International Travel Registration Site.  The ID card can be utilized to access the International SOS website and also for accessing their services abroad.  Please download and print the ID card and keep on you at all times (place in your wallet, etc.).  It is highly recommended that travelers and trip leaders familiarize themselves with the International SOS services and website prior to departure.

Under no circumstances is the use of privately owned aircraft or the piloting of a privately owned, leased, or chartered aircraft by Rutgers faculty, staff, or students permitted while on or in connection to university business.