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Europe Says "No, Thank You" to All US Residents but Students

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COVID-19 Message from UC Merced Study Abroad

Please know that we are here to help you dream and plan to go abroad whenever you are ready and programs can reopen. (More info)

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Map of European Schengen ZoneAs a Study Abroad advisor living in the USA, I cannot visit Europe, as the USA does not have COVID-19 under sufficient control for European border control officials; however, US residents have a carved out exception for Study Abroad!

Of course, studying abroad is suspended for fall 2020 for the most part and we hope that the situation will stabilize and be safe enough for spring 2021 participation, but it is heartening to see that study abroad students are a carved out exception for entering Europe. It's still a long road ahead to return to safe participation in education abroad opportunities, but this is one positive indication for students as we head into an uncertain future.

Stay tuned for updates on travel restrictions for US residents.

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