Researchers & Research Administrators: Travel, Parking and Transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the status of CDC entry bans to the U.S. for international students and scholars seeking to come to UMB?

Posted May 21, 2021

The CDC currently prohibits the entry of non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents traveling from Brazil, China, European Schengen Area, India, Iran, Ireland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Read more.

I’m an international student or scholar currently outside the U.S. What do I need to board a flight to the U.S.?

Posted May 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) require all people seeking to board an international flight to the U.S. to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken one to three days prior to the flight. Additional information regarding required immigration documents to enter the U.S. based on your visa type can be found on the OIS website. Read more.

Can international students and scholars get visas at U.S. embassies to come to UMB?

Posted May 21, 2021

Visa services at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world remain limited in many countries. Decisions about resumption of routine visa services is based on local conditions. The U.S. Department of State regularly updates its webpage regarding the status of visa services. The most accurate information about visa services can be found on the website of the local U.S. embassy or consulate where the international student or scholar is located. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

Posted May 12, 2021

City Lifts Local Mandates to Align with State’s Current Executive Order Read more.

Lyft On-Demand Shuttle and Lyft Ride Smart at UMB

Posted May 06, 2021

Lyft On-Demand Shuttle and Lyft Ride Smart at UMB are available to all current UMB students, faculty, and staff through July 30. You must opt-in to participate. Read more.

UMB Partners with Lyft on Two On-Demand Ride Programs

Posted November 20, 2020

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is excited to announce that it is launching two new on-demand ride programs in a partnership with Lyft on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The programs are available to all current UMB students, faculty, and staff. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Additional UMB Travel Guidance

Updated May 13, 2021

UMB continues to strongly advise people to refrain from non-essential travel. Read more.

Additional Resources

Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted June 16, 2021

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions to End July 1, Followed By 45-Day Administrative Grace Period Read more.

CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

Posted May 11, 2021

If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity. Read more.

CDC: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

Updated May 11, 2021

Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate this year is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. For information on what fully vaccinated people can do, see the When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated page. Read more.