Staff: Employee 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.

Return to Campus - Parking Updates

Posted May 03, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the parking and transportation industry in several ways, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has been impacted. Fortunately, the return to campus promises to bring a bit of light to each and every one of us. With the return to campus imminent, PTS wanted to highlight several operational changes: 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.

COVID-19 Testing for Employees and Students Returning to Campus

Updated May 05, 2021

Appointments are offered at the on-campus COVID-19 Testing Clinic through this scheduling application. However, the best option for faculty, staff, and students wanting to schedule an appointment for an on-campus COVID-19 diagnostic test or a flu shot is to call UMaryland Immediate Care directly at 667-214-1899. The location of the test will depend on UMaryland Immediate Care's scheduling — either at the SMC Campus Center or the urgent care clinic at 408 W. Lombard St. Double-check your appoint Read more.

UMB Return To Campus Framework

Posted March 31, 2021

This update guides planning for the Return to Campus (RTC) phase, focusing on Summer 2021 and the Fall 2021 semester 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.

Essential International Travel Request Process

Posted March 16, 2021

Before completing the Essential International Travel Request Form, please review the Word version of the form first, particularly if this is your first time using the *NEW* Essential International Travel Request Form. Once you have all of the information ready to process, then return to this page and proceed to the electronic form. Read more.