The new MSU Global Travel Registry is now live! All faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally on University-affiliated, non-education abroad travel must register their travel before departure. Registration is an essential tool to promote the health and safety of MSU travelers abroad.
Registration in the Travel Registry activates MSU-provided international health insurance, evacuation and repatriation insurance, facilitates the University's emergency support services, and provides you with important pre-departure information.
Anyone with an MSU NetID may access the MSU Global Travel Registry. Travelers may register their itineraries or may have a fellow traveler or administrative support person register travel on their behalf. All travelers are encouraged to log in to the MSU Global Travel Registry to update their personal profile.
MSU faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally on University-affiliated, non-education abroad travel must register their trip with MSU. Affiliated travel is funded by MSU or in connection with your employment or enrollment at MSU. This includes registered student organizations, students traveling with MSU faculty or staff, faculty and staff leading MSU-sponsored programming (like alternative spring break), and College of Law international programs.
Education Abroad participants are already registered in the Office for Education Abroad system and do not need to register that travel in the registry.
MSU units or departments registering international travelers should use the information provided on the Pre-Trip Authorization Form. Once the international trip is successfully registered, the traveler(s) will receive a confirmation email.
What is the purpose of the new MSU Global Travel Registry?
The new travel registry offers MSU travelers and travel arrangers a tool that is more secure, user-friendly, and faster, while enhancing the Office of International Health and Safety’s ability to offer travel safety support to MSU travelers. The new system will also provide additional reporting functions for university leadership to aid in long-term planning, identification of new grant opportunities, and collaboration of international projects across units.
What is the URL for the new MSU Global Travel Registry?
The URL is https://travelregistry.msu.edu. Anyone with an MSU NetID can access the system.
What’s new about the MSU Global Travel Registry?
What happened to the old Travelers Abroad Database?
The MSU Global Travel Registry is replacing the Travelers Abroad Database. All web links to the Travelers Abroad Database will be redirected to the new MSU Global Travel Registry, effective April 19, 2017.
Do I have to re-register any trips already entered in the Travelers Abroad Database?
No. Any trips registered in the Travelers Abroad Database that will not be complete by April 19, 2017 will be uploaded to the new MSU Global Travel Registry.
Who should register in the MSU Global Travel Registry?
All MSU faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally on MSU-affiliated travel. Also, MSU-sponsored faculty, staff, and students should register through an administrator if they do not have an MSU NetID. For example, an individual without an MSU NetID who is traveling on an affiliated MSU trip cannot register directly, but will need a unit administrator to do that for them.
I am participating in an education abroad program for credit (formerly known as study abroad), do I need to register in the MSU Global Travel Registry?
No. The MSU Global Travel Registry is for non-credit, MSU-affiliated travel only.
Do I have to register domestic travel as well as international travel?
Not at this time. Only international travel should be entered in the MSU Global Travel Registry.
Can I register my own travel in the MSU Global Travel Registry?
Yes, if you have an MSU NetID.
Can I still register travel on behalf of someone else?
Yes. If you are part of a team from MSU or an administrator or leader arranging a group trip, you can register others on that trip. Please follow the guidelines below.
Can we register group travel?
Yes. The MSU Global Travel Registry simplifies the process for registering group travel. One trip registration may be entered for travelers following the same itinerary and using the same accommodations. You will be asked to list the names of each traveler and the contact information for each traveler.
Should travelers coming to MSU from a country outside the United States be registered in the MSU Global Travel Registry?
No. The registry is only for outbound international travel.
Will I have access to the itineraries that I registered previously in the Travelers Abroad Database?
No. We think you will find that the new system makes registering so easy this won’t be a problem. Going forward, you will be able to copy any trips registered in the MSU Global Travel Registry if you need to register a trip similar to one previously undertaken.
Will I be able to search for and see travel itineraries for others in my department or unit?
Not at this time. Unit administrators will receive training and access to such data for their department or unit. ISP/OIHS will administer cross-unit requests for data.
What if I am going to a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or another high-risk destination? Is the procedure the same?
MSU does not support undergraduate or graduate student travel to countries with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or other destinations identified by MSU as requiring travel review unless a waiver is reviewed by the Risk and Security Assessment Committee and approved by the Provost. If you register a trip to a Travel Warning country that includes a student or students you will receive an email advising that travel cannot be registered until a waiver is approved. We recommend submitting a waiver request at least 6 weeks before departure and before the purchase of airline tickets. For more information on the waiver request process, please see the Office of International Health and Safety website.
Will registration in the new system still automatically enroll travelers in GeoBlue international health and political unrest/natural disaster evacuation insurance coverage
Email notification from the registry will confirm travel registration and enrollment in GeoBlue. Note that students traveling to a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or other destination requiring travel review must obtain a waiver before registration may be confirmed and GeoBlue coverage activated. See the waiver request instructions for further information.
What if I have programmatic or administrative questions about using the MSU Global Travel Registry?
Please contact MSU’s Office of International Health and Safety ator 517-884-2174.
What type of information will I need to register a trip?
Travel dates (for each leg of the trip, if applicable)
Travel Funding Source (select primary or largest source of funding)
Travel Reasons (select 1 or 2)
In-Travel Contact Information (such as local cell phone number, Skype username etc.) for as many travelers as possible.
I am having technical issues with the MSU Global Travel Registry, what should I do?