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

All international emergency services, including medical access abroad, will be provided through On Call International, 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 obtain International Medical Insurance.  Enrollment is automatic with International Trip Registration, or can be arranged through the Department of Risk Management & Insurance, via completion of the International Travel Registration Form [XLSM].  Completed forms should be emailed to Matt Spaventa at spaventa@finance.rutgers.edu.  Dependents are also eligible for coverage at an additional charge.   The enrollment roster should be received by Risk Management at least two weeks prior to the trip departure.

  • Covers injury or illness up to $200,000
  • There is a $0 deductible for each injury or illness claimed
  • Cashless transaction if an approved 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 their ID Card and Benefits Summary [PDF] and keep it available at all times while abroad.  You may contact the Department of Risk Management and Insurance with any questions about enrollment or contact On Call International at 1-800-850-4556 for traveler assistance.

Emergency Travel Assistance

Risk Management has also contracted with On Call International to provide emergency security and travel assistance services to university travelers abroad.  The On Call International emergency travel assistance program is provided at no charge to faculty and staff travelers on official university business.  An ID Card and Benefits Summary [PDF] will be available following the traveler's registration on the International Travel Registration Site.  The ID card can be utilized to access the On Call international website and also for accessing their services abroad.  Please download and print the ID card and keep it available at all times.  It is highly recommended that travelers and trip leaders familiarize themselves with the On Call International 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.