International Travel

Traveling outside of the country can be overwhelming. This information is meant to guide OU employees with the planning process.

Requirements for Entering Foreign Countries

Review the U.S. State Department's country information to learn the requirements for U.S. citizens entering specific foreign countries. This site includes conditions in your region of travel that may affect your safety and security and specific entry requirements such as passports, visas, immunizations, medical information, and additional fees.

Passport Requirements

All persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551 (if applicable).

The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory. U.S. citizens returning directly from a U.S. territory are not considered to have left the United States and do not need to present a passport. U.S. territories include the following: Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Additional Resources

Visit the U.S. Department of State's website for Passports & International Travel for the below travel resources and more:

  • Travel Warnings
  • Traveler's Checklist
  • Your Health Abroad
  • Life Events & Vital Records
  • And much more