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University And Personal Travel

University Travel

  • Domestic Travel: Following CDC guidance, “people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can travel safely within the United States.” Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should follow the precautions noted by the CDC, including the need for a negative PCR test 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after any trip, including staying home and self-quarantining for a full 7 days after travel.
  • International Travel Including Study Abroad: The CDC provides a Level 1 to 4 assessment of COVID-19 risk for international travel. Study abroad and University-sponsored or supported travel must follow the restrictions as outlined in the University’s travel procedures in addition to the COVID-specific guidelines below:
    • Level 4 and Level Unknown: Travel is prohibited.
    • Level 3: Travel is permitted for fully vaccinated individuals only.
    • Level 2: Travel is permitted for fully vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations.
    • Level 1: Travel is permitted for all individuals. Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers should follow CDC guidance for international travel.

Important CDC Requirement: “All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.”

University Recommendations for Personal Travel

  • Domestic Travel: The University recommends that students and employees follow CDC guidance regarding domestic travel. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should follow the precautions noted by the CDC, including the need for a negative PCR test 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after any trip, including staying home and self-quarantining for a full 7 days after travel.
  • International Travel: The University encourages members of the community to avoid international travel to countries designated by the CDC as Level 4 or Level Unknown. Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should consult CDC guidance for international travel.