In order to advance our teaching, learning, research, and service missions, the University encourages our community members to travel beyond the campus and its local area. Although health conditions have improved in the US and in many locations around the world, travel still poses risks, and individuals should take appropriate precautions before deciding to travel domestically or internationally. Begin by reviewing the University's Permitted Travel Policy to determine if your trip is University sanctioned.
If your trip is University sanctioned, review country-specific COVID requirements that may be in place utilizing the resources in this section. Have contingency plans, particularly for groups, and be prepared for the possibility of disruptions. Increased transmission, the emergence of new variants, and implementation of border restrictions on short notice may continue to affect your travels.
Testing and International Air Travel
As of June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.
As of April 18, 2022, major U.S. airlines have made mask-wearing optional for both passengers and employees. Several international airlines still require all passenger to wear masks for the entire duration of the flight.
If you are traveling abroad, check the current COVID-19 situation at your destination.
COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map.
Check if your airline or destination requires any health information, testing, or other documents. Some destinations require testing before travel and/or after arrival. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States. You may have to pay any related airline fees. If you test positive at your destination, you might be required to isolate. You might be delayed from returning to the United States as scheduled.
Information about entry, testing and health requirements can be found on the CIBT Entry Guide.
Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or you have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.