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If you are traveling internationally and need emergency assistance, please contact ISOS at +1-215-942-8226 (call collect). VUMC's membership number is 11BTA1676447.



Global Support is available to facilitate the planning and implementation of research, projects or programs overseas. We specifically focus on supporting VUMC employees in the navigation of international collaborations; the navigation and understanding of export control laws and regulations; and in accessing resources for their safety and security when traveling abroad.

If you have questions, global challenges, or would like more information on how we may help, please contact us.

Important News!

COVID-19 (Wuhan Coronavirus) update:

Effective February 2, 2020, the United States has imposed travel restrictions and quarantines on individuals traveling from China to the US. Read details of these restrictions in the Presidential Proclamation.

The US State Department is urging individuals to avoid all travel to China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak currently underway. The State Department has raised the advisory for China to Level 4: Do not travel. See U.S. State Department - China Travel Advisory for the full advisory.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Warning Level 3: Avoid nonessential travel to China. The CDC has established online resources with valuable information for travelers: CDC - China Situation Summary (Novel Coronavirus 2019)

If you are considering travel to China or to a country where cases have been confirmed, please immediately reach out to our office: julie.lankford@vumc.org

See the OSAC Travel Tips attachment for greater detail and guidance for travelers.