See also: Travel Advisories
Fly America Act
If you fly to foreign destinations, use this checklist (pdf) to verify
your compliance with the Fly America Act. A more complete brochure
New Requirements for Travelers Between the United States and the Western Hemisphere
The timeline below begins December 31, 2005. It's my understanding that a birth
certificate will no longer be an acceptable form of documentation. See the website, and be certain to
understand the requirements.
State Department - Travel Requirements in the Western Hemisphere
Passport or other accepted document required for all travel (air/sea) to or from the Caribbean,
Bermuda, Central and South America.
Passport or other accepted document required for all air and sea travel to or from Mexico and Canada.
Passport or other accepted document required for all air, sea and land border crossings.
From UT Austin Travel Management Services and UT System Office of Risk Management
We are pleased to offer the services of International SOS to staff, faculty and students traveling to international
destinations on official university business. International SOS is a comprehensive, 24-hour medical and emergency
service response organization. International SOS does not provide medical insurance, but offers assistance with a
variety of travel related issues -- from doctor referrals to emergency evacuations. International SOS will encourage
members to pay at point of service and submit a claim for medical expenses with their insurance provider upon
return to the U.S. However, if an individual is unable to pay, SOS, with the assistance of the University, will contact
the individuals family in order to establish a line of credit through either personal credit card or wire transfer. If
a family member cannot be reached, SOS will guarantee payment on behalf of the University. If SOS guarantees payment
on behalf of the University the traveler will be responsible for arranging for repayment of the costs to the University.
The International SOS website contains an on-line Personal Travel Record Form for documenting individual travel
and destination information. We strongly encourage all travelers to complete the form so that this information is
available to International SOS and the University's on-call staff should you need to be located in the event of a crises
The service also provides pre-trip destination information and travel email alerts along with enroute traveler
locator services tailored to the individual itinerary.
To access the membership number for securing International SOS services,
log in with your UT EID.
Once you access the site, you'll also find information on securing International SOS services at a 20% discount for
vacation and leisure travel.