University-Sponsored Travel Restrictions

Updated as of May 12, 2021

If you are fully vaccinated and you have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine or get tested unless you develop symptoms.

Domestic travel

While COVID-19 restrictions on domestic travel have been updated, domestic university travel requires budget approval of the supervisor per university policy.

If you have been fully vaccinated:

If you travel within the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. Please review CDC domestic travel recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

If you are not vaccinated:

If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, please review CDC domestic travel recommendations for unvaccinated people.

International travel

COVID-19 remains a concern particularly for international travel. The goal of limitations to travel is to protect the health of our faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. These recommendations will be updated as additional guidance is issued by the CDC and other federal and state authorities.

Only essential university international travel will be approved. All international travel requires approval of the appropriate supervisor per university policy and approval of the appropriate Dean (for faculty/researcher/student) or Division Head (for staff). Travel to countries that have CDC Level 3 or 4 travel warnings will be approved only under exceptional circumstances.

Request for essential international travel form

If you have been fully vaccinated: 

Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants. If you are fully vaccinated:

  • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
  • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
  • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
  • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
  • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.

Please review CDC international travel recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

If you are not vaccinated:

CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, please review CDC international travel recommendations for unvaccinated people.