I am planning to travel to the U.S. What health precautions should I take after arrival?

U.S. and international travel restrictions remain largely in place and may change without notice. We encourage travelers to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel restrictions and the U.S. Department of State warning levels for COVID-19 risk when making decisions about travel.

There is ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus within the United States and in countries throughout the world. Effective Jan. 26, 2021, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers 2 years of age or older entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​. Airlines are required to confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers 2 years of age and older prior to boarding. ​Airlines will deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. More information on the new requirements for a COVID-19 test or recovery for all air passengers arriving in the US is available here.

As a precaution, because you may have been exposed during your travels (domestic or international) please follow the CDC After You Travel guidance to keep your destination community safe. If you get sick with fever, cough, or other symptoms of COVID-19, call Student Health Services (SHS) or a local medical clinic for further guidance before you visit the clinic.

Last Modified: 
January 27, 2021