UW officials advise students, staff impacted by Coronavirus travel ban

The new travel rules meant to curb the spread of the Coronavirus could impact study-abroad and international students at UW-Madison

MADISON- Wis. — The new travel rules meant to curb the spread of the Coronavirus could impact study-abroad and international students at UW-Madison. UW officials tell News 3 Now that despite having 11 study abroad programs in China no study abroad students are in the country right now. None of those programs are based in Wuhan, the location of the largest outbreak of Coronavirus.

There is not an increased risk of Coronavirus at UW-Madison, according to officials. However, officials tell News 3 Now that there could be issues for international students who were in China when the virus began to spread due to the travel band.

“Foreign nationals who have traveled to or are currently in mainland China are not able to re-enter the U.S. International students whose re-entry is restricted should contact International Student Services immediately to discuss their immigration status,” a release to the campus said.

UW officials expressed their support to students and staff who are impacted by the circumstances.