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.

See COVID-19 Traveler Information

Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs

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

  • Location(s) of travel, including city and country
  • Dates of travel
  • Personal emergency contact, including name, email, and phone
  • University emergency contact, including name, email, and phone
  • Decision whether to purchase supplemental international health, security, medical, and evacuation insurance (compare options)
  • EFS number and financial staff contact information, if purchasing supplemental insurance

Register Faculty/Staff Travel >>


Insurance Questions (Faculty/Staff)

Where can I find information about insurance and COVID-19?

Please review Frequently Asked Questions about CISI Coverage and COVID-19.

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 or
  • Traveling for University purposes for more than 90 consecutive days (since Redpoint has a 90-day coverage limit)

How much does CISI Insurance cost?

Cost per person:

  • 0-7 days $12.50
  • 8-14 days $25.00
  • 15-21 day $37.50
  • 22+ days = monthly rate $48.00

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 ($96).

Due to high costs, travel that includes the United Arab Emirates will be billed at a higher weekly/monthly insurance rate.

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 Insurance for personal travel?

The CISI Insurance plan is currently limited to University-purpose travel only. Faculty and staff who wish to purchase a supplementary insurance plan for additional personal travel days before or after University-purpose travel can do so through the CISI web portal after receiving enrollment confirmation materials from CISI.

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. Post-docs should register in the Faculty/Staff 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

Register Student Travel >>


Insurance Questions (Students)

Where can I find information about insurance and COVID-19?

Please review Frequently Asked Questions about CISI Coverage and COVID-19.

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

All students must purchase CISI except for international students traveling to their home country of citizenship*.

*CISI is unable to provide insurance for international students who are traveling in their home country of citizenship. We recommend these travelers secure other insurance options such as personal family coverage, possible home country national insurance plans for which the student remains eligible, or independent coverage.

How much does CISI Insurance cost?

Cost per person:

  • 0-7 days $12.50
  • 8-14 days $25.00
  • 15-21 day $37.50
  • 22+ days = monthly rate $48.00

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 ($96).

Due to high costs, travel that includes the United Arab Emirates will be billed at a higher weekly/monthly insurance rate.

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.

Can I purchase supplemental insurance for personal travel before or after my University-purpose travel?

It is our standard practice to enroll travelers in the CISI plan for a maximum of three days before the start of their University-purpose program/activity and up to two days after the end of their program/activity to ensure coverage during travel to or from the host country.

Students who wish to purchase a supplementary insurance plan for additional personal travel days before or after the University-enrolled days can do so through the CISI web portal after receiving enrollment confirmation materials from CISI. Supplementary coverage is recommended for such travel, but is not provided by the University. Students can purchase such a plan comparable to the University coverage using a credit card. 

Note: CISI is unable to provide insurance for international students who are traveling in their home country of citizenship. We recommend these travelers secure other insurance options such as personal family coverage, possible home country national insurance plans for which the student remains eligible, or independent coverage.


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. Post-docs should register in the Faculty/Staff 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 Level 3 or 4 travel advisory location?

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.