- 2011-2012 Cornell University Annual Report (22.7MB pdf)
April 29, 2009
In response to the growing concern over the swine flu (H1N1 influenza), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico. Accordingly, Cornell University strongly advises against travel to any country appearing on the CDC travel health warning list.
Please be aware that if you travel to any country on the CDC's list, you may not be allowed to return to the U.S. should travel restrictions such as canceled flights, border closings, isolation and quarantine be imposed. Furthermore, please note that local resources may be inadequate and Cornell University and its emergency travel assistance program may have limited ability to provide appropriate medical care and/or evacuation.
Cornell's concern is for the well being of both individuals who are traveling and the Cornell community, who could be exposed to the flu by returning travelers. The following factors should be weighed when any travel is being considered by students, faculty and staff:
Should you have any further questions regarding your decision to travel, please contact the office of the Vice Provost for International Relations (607-255-7993). Those at Weill Cornell Medical College can obtain information at 646-962-7233. For additional health-related information, please consult the Gannett Health Services' Gannett Health Services' website, as well as the CDC's resources online.