ISS COVID-19 Information
*Last Updated January 5, 2022
Get a Vaccine
As of March 8, 2021 a vaccine became available and is being distributed on campus. You can get more information on the Protect KU site. You will need to complete a webform to indicate you want a vaccine and that you are affiliated with the University of Kansas. You will then be contacted to schedule both vaccine appointments.
Information specific to students on testing, vaccines, classroom quarantine procedures and other important COVID health safety information please go to the Protect KU site.
Information specific to KU Lawrence staff pertaining to campus spaces, workplace accommodations, possible exposure protocol, useful resources, testing and vaccination go to Protect KU site.
Find COVID-related information specific to KU Lawrence faculty and instructional staff pertaining to campus spaces, research, changes to mode of instruction, possible exposure protocol in the classroom, and vaccines got to Protect KU site
Frequently Asked Question
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COVID-19 Travel Issues
Covid Vaccine Requirement for Air travel to United States.
Up to date information about vaccine and testing requirements for air travel to the United States.
U.S. Consular and Visa Services
The Department of State Visa Office does not maintain a COVID-19 portal page with information dedicated to U.S. visas, although they do issue news alerts. On July 14, the State Department annouced Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services. These services will occur on an embassy by embassy basis. You will need to visit the embassy website directly to find out when they resume services. Unfortunately there is no central location on which embassies will resume services. Search in the "News & Event" section of the website. If there is no announcement of the embassy resuming services, then visa services are still suspended.
Latest Update from the Department of State: April 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely affect the ability of embassies and consulates around the world to be able to resume routine visa services. The particular constraints vary based on local conditions and restrictions, but include local and national lockdowns; travel restrictions; host country quarantine regulations; and measures taken by our embassies and consulates to contain the spread of COVID-19. Combined, these restrictions have reduced appointment capacity during the pandemic, which has created a significant backlog of both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants awaiting a visa interview. The State Department is working to reduce this backlog while ensuring the safety of our staff and applicants and protecting our national security.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates that process nonimmigrant visa applications are prioritizing travelers with urgent needs, foreign diplomats, mission-critical categories of travelers (such as those coming to assist with the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and workers who are essential to the American food supply), followed by students, exchange visitors, and some temporary employment visas.
Visa applicants should check the website of the nearest embassy or consulate for the current operating status. Information about nonimmigrant visa wait times are available on the visa wait time tool at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wait-times.html.