Being an Educated Traveler

Register your travel!

Before you travel, be sure to register your travel plans on the Yale Travel Registry website so we can contact you to provide help in the event of a major emergency.  IMPORTANT:  You will need to login to the registry using your NetID and must use a Yale networked computer or a Yale VPN connection.

Five More Things to Do Before You Travel

The University strongly encourages all members of the University community who are contemplating travel abroad for educational or other purposes to plan well in advance and to take precautions to ensure a safe trip.

In addition to registering your travel, here are five other things you can, and should, do as soon as you know you will be traveling:

Will it expire soon and need to be renewed? If you do not have a passport, apply now (there may be long waits for U.S. passports). Check the visa requirements for each country you are visiting to see if you need a visa to enter that country. Yale rates for passport and visa services are available through CIBT.

Individual students should make an appointment either with Travel Health Services for Students at Yale Health Student Health Services, 203-432-8148 or with Passport Health at 203-288-3115 or For a fee, these travel health clinics will provide pre-travel consultation, education, vaccination, travel medications, and, if necessary, referrals.

Student groups wishing to schedule group travel consultations should contact Passport Health at 844-358-3733 or to request a Group Travel Education Session either on campus or at a local Passport Health clinic.

Faculty and staff should contact Passport Health at 203-288-3115 or to schedule a pre-travel consultation and obtain any needed vaccines, medications, or other travel health supplies.

Yale College students should contact the Yale College Center for International and Professional Experience, 203-432-8761.  Yale College Student Organizations should refer to the Domestic and International Travel website for Yale College. Students in the Graduate and professional schools should contact their school representatives.

Consult the UnitedHealthcare Global member center (formerly FrontierMEDEX) to familiarize yourself with this program and print out your Yale UnitedHealthcare Global card with information on what to do in an emergency.  View UnitedHealthcare Global’s 2014 Threat Map for at-a-glance information about country security and medical threat levels.

Any Yale students, faculty or staff who experience difficulty in accessing the Member Center should send an email to

Yale’s International Travel Toolkits contain information, tools, and resources devoted to travel planning, health, safety, and conducting research abroad.  The module format, organized by topic, allows you to find answers to specific questions quickly or navigate through from beginning to end.  Access this resource by user group through the menu provided below.