Travel Policy

  • RISD-Sponsored Travel

    RISD-sponsored travel includes all travel funded directly by RISD, and all travel affiliated with a RISD program even if funded by others. These policies are subject to change based on evolving, site-specific health-safety conditions domestically and globally.

    Spring 2022
    RISD-sponsored domestic travel is permitted pending COVID transmission remains in decline and/or continues at a low steady transmission rate.
    RISD-sponsored international travel is permitted up to and including CDC COVID level three. RISD employees must check COVID-19 policies, vaccination levels and community spread levels for the intended destination prior to booking travel. RISD travelers should maintain awareness of their destination country's policies and spread levels prior to and during travel.

    Concerned individuals should contact RISD's risk management office to review travel plans, risks and concerns.

    Travel Restrictions Lifted – Effective April 11, 2022
    RISD-sponsored domestic travel is permitted.
    RISD-sponsored international travel is permitted. RISD employees must check COVID-19 policies, vaccination levels and community spread levels for the intended destination prior to booking travel. RISD travelers should maintain awareness of their destination country's policies and spread levels prior to and during travel.
    Concerned individuals should contact RISD's risk management office to review travel plans, risks and concerns.

    Employees and students must follow Rhode Island State Travel Guidelines for international and domestic travel.

    European Honors Program (EHP)
    The European Honors Program (EHP) is suspended for Spring 2022, while RISD addresses and implements recommended improvements to the program. During the program’s operational pause, RISD plans to offer alternative opportunities through companion university art and design programs in Italy.