International Travel Registry

The International Travel Registry is part of the University's efforts to ensure that all travelers are prepared and educated about safe and healthy travel abroad.

Faculty and Staff

To register international travel for yourself or someone else, you will need:

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Insurance Questions (Faculty/Staff)

What’s the difference between Redpoint and CISI Insurance?

Redpoint is an assistance program provided through U Plan faculty and staff benefits. CISI is an international insurance plan. View a comparison chart of the two options.

When is CISI Insurance required?

Faculty and staff are required to purchase CISI International Insurance when:

  • UMN students are involved in the activity abroad or
  • Faculty/staff member does not carry medical benefits through their employment at the University of Minnesota

How much does CISI Insurance cost?

Cost per person:

  • 0-7 days $11.50
  • 8-14 days $23.00
  • 15-21 day $34.50
  • 22+ days = monthly rate $45.00

After 22 days, coverage can only be enrolled and billed by the month. Weekly and monthly rates cannot be combined. For example, 36 days of coverage will be billed as two months ($90).

What method of payment is accepted for CISI Insurance?

CISI International Insurance is charged to an EFS Account String from a University of Minnesota department. Credits cards are not accepted. An EFS financial contact (name, email, phone number) must also be provided.

When will I get my CISI card?

Insurance enrollments are completed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Travel registrations that are incomplete, have not been submitted, or have issues may face delays in insurance enrollment.

Can I purchase CISI coverage for dependents?

Faculty and staff may add dependents to their trip after they have been enrolled in CISI International Insurance. The policy is at a discounted rate and must be paid with a credit card. See Faculty and Staff Application Process. Dependent coverage will be attached to the faculty/staff member’s policy. See more information about Companions.


Registry Questions (Faculty/Staff)

Why do I need to register my travel?

The University's Travel Policy requires all faculty and staff traveling abroad for University purposes to register their travel. This is NOT an approval process. For more details, please visit the "Traveling on Business FAQ."

I am a fellow, graduate assistant, resident, or teaching assistant. Which travel registry should I use?

You must register your travel using the Student International Travel Registry.

What if I need to change my itinerary or insurance dates?

Please email travelregistry@umn.edu with your request.

What is the Travel Registration ID?

The Travel Registration ID is a confirmation code that will be required when submitting a travel expense report through Chrome River. The Travel Registration ID connects your travel registration to your expense report for compliance verification.

What is the UMN International Emergency Number?

UMN travelers abroad may contact the 24/7 International Emergency Number at 612-301-2255 (612-301-CALL). Collect calls will be accepted.

Graduate Assistants, Residents, Fellows, and Students

To complete the requirements for international travel, you must:

  1. Register your travel to provide itinerary information, including dates, locations, and UMN emergency contact

  2. Watch for an email with information on steps 2 and 3.

  3. Upload Release & Waiver to your Education Abroad Checklist
  4. Complete the online health and safety orientation

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Insurance Questions (Students)

If I have UMN insurance, do I need to purchase CISI Insurance?

All students must purchases CISI except in the following situations:

  • If you are traveling to your home country.
  • If you have UMN Graduate Assistant or Medical Resident/Fellow Insurance. (The Group Number on your card must be GME, GME Basic, 2400, or 2500). You will be responsible for providing a copy of the card in order to be waived from the CISI Insurance requirement.

How much does CISI Insurance cost?

Cost per person:

  • 0-7 days $11.50
  • 8-14 days $23.00
  • 15-21 day $34.50
  • 22+ days = monthly rate $45.00

After 22 days, coverage can only be enrolled and billed by the month. Weekly and monthly rates cannot be combined. For example, 36 days of coverage will be billed as two months ($90).

What method of payment is accepted for CISI Insurance?

CISI Insurance is billed to your student account. It can be charged to an EFS account string, if your department is sponsoring your travel (approval is needed).

When will I get my CISI card?

Insurance enrollments are completed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Travel registrations that are incomplete or have issues may face delays in insurance enrollment.


Registry Questions (Students)

I am a fellow, graduate assistant, resident, or teaching assistant. Which travel registry should I use?

You must register your travel using the Student International Travel Registry.

Why am I required to register my travel and complete the Canvas course?

You must register your travel and complete the Canvas course to meet the requirements of University policy. Registering will allow you to obtain the required CISI Insurance, and the Canvas course will better prepare you for a safe trip abroad.

Why is my checklist showing up as incomplete?

Your Canvas Course completion and Release & Waiver upload are reviewed during normal business hours (M-F, 8:00-4:30 p.m. CST). Your checklist items will be marked as complete at that time.

Who should I select as a UMN Emergency Contact?

You should choose someone employed by the University of Minnesota who knows you and knows about your travel plans, such as a professor or a department supervisor. Remember to ask this person for approval.

Why am I getting an error message when uploading my Release & Waiver?

We are aware of an occasional issue where a false error message is displayed. If you receive an error message, please contact travelregistry@umn.edu to confirm your Release & Waiver was successfully uploaded.

What if I want to travel to a location with a travel advisory?

University policy requires special permission from the University’s International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC) prior to student travel to countries or regions designated a U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4 (see current list of advisories).

Students should begin by contacting the education abroad office on their campus. If you are not working with an education abroad office, contact Kevin Dostal Dauer at dauer001@umn.edu.

What is the UMN International Emergency Number?

UMN travelers abroad may contact the 24/7 International Emergency Number at 612-301-2255 (612-301-CALL). Collect calls will be accepted.



For questions or assistance with the travel registry, please contact travelregistry@umn.edu or call 612-624-5580.