*Published Feb. 12, 2020*

Northeastern University continues to monitor the developments on the current coronavirus outbreak, which the World Health Organization has named COVID-19, and university leaders remain in constant communication with government and public health agencies around the world.

Here are a few important updates, including updated travel restrictions in the U.S., U.K., and Canada; upcoming drop-in info sessions for the Northeastern community held on our Boston campus; and a university travel registry we encourage all travelers to use.

Do you have questions about coronavirus, travel, or Spring Break you want to ask in person? 



United States

The White House has issued a proclamation that includes suspending entry into the U.S. for foreign nationals who have visited China within the past 14 days. Measures to assess symptoms and diagnose the coronavirus (COVID-19) among those who are allowed entry into the United States (U.S. citizens, residents, and family) and have been in China within the past 14 days also are being implemented and may include quarantine.

At the U.S. embassy in Beijing and the U.S. consulates general in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang have suspended regular visa services.

For U.S.-specific updates, please continue to monitor: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/novel-coronavirus-hubei-province–china.html

United Kingdom

Public health authorities are asking travelers arriving to the U.K. from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, or Macau in the last 14 days to stay indoors, avoid close contact with people, and call NHS 111 if they are experiencing any symptoms.

The U.K. government has also introduced advanced monitoring at airports that receive direct flights from China. Public health hubs with medical staff have been established at Heathrow airport to support anyone arriving from China who is symptomatic.

For U.K.-specific updates, please continue to monitor https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public


Public health agencies are asking travelers arriving from Hubei Province, China to stay home, self-isolate for 14 days, and monitor themselves closely for symptoms of illness.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a Travel Health Notice to avoid all non-essential travel to China and avoid all travel to the province of Hubei, including the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou.

For Canada-specific updates, please continue to monitor http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus


Students, please contact:
Find@Northeastern – 877-233-9477
International: +1 781-457-7777

Faculty and staff, please contact:
Employee Assistance Program – 877-739-3989
International: +1 877-739-3989