As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together, APIEA is closely monitoring the situation, continuously tracking evolving policies from local authorities, and regularly communicating with our university, corporate, and logistics partners on updates and trends. We are optimistically preparing for global mobility to resume and are continuously developing innovative programs.
We also remain committed to providing international learning opportunities in which we can share a different perspective from the Asia Pacific with our university partners and students.
With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, we are hopeful that in-person travel will resume in the near future and that once travel restrictions are lifted, if health protocols are understood and strictly followed, carefully executed study abroad trips will again be possible. There are certain things that will make global education trips different in a Post-COVID World:
Proof of specific vaccination may be required by the airlines, Customs, and local organizations. Participants will be advised on the details according to program destinations and activities.
A valid negative COVID-19 test may be required by the airlines, Customs, and local organizations. Participants will be advised on the details according to program destinations and activities.
The program may include a 2-week quarantine if required by the host country/region, or in the event that anyone in the program is exposed to COVID-19.
More details will be provided.
Participants will be required to strictly follow the instructions provided by local advisors including those on the wearing of face masks, use of sanitizers and thermometers, and social distancing.
More details will be provided in the orientation and in the program handbook.
At times, scheduled culture excursions or activities may be canceled or rescheduled due to limited access during this post-COVID time.
In an event that a visit is canceled, alternatives will be provided and decided on by the faculty leaders.
Site visits to universities and company facilities may not be available or require additional documents. Information and instructions will be shared in advance.
In case a visit is canceled, alternatives will be provided and decided on by the faculty leaders.
Criteria for Carrying out a Program in a Post-COVID World
To help determine whether a program in a given destination can be run, APIEA will consider criteria such as:
Updates from the Asia Pacific Area
In general, the case numbers and situation in the Asia Pacific region have remained positive and stable.
latest county updates
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