I am considering traveling outside the US. What should I do?

U.S. and international travel restrictions remain largely in place and may change without notice. We encourage travelers to reconsider non-essential travel. For those who must travel, 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. Travelers should follow these precautions and advice:

  • Review required & recommended travel documentation on the OIS website.
  • Centers for Disease Control does not have a testing requirement for outbound travelers, but recommends that travelers get tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen) one to three days before traveling internationally. However, travelers should check with international destinations for country-specific entry requirements. Testing information and options are available at Student Health Services .
  • For international students inside the U.S., check with your home country embassy in the U.S. or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country.
  • For international students outside the U.S, check with your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for more information if you need to renew your visa to return to the U.S. If your current visa is still valid, you do not need to get a new one.
  • Check with airlines and avoid layovers and transfers when possible.
  • International students should consult with an international student advisor if  experiencing issues with departure plans.


Last Modified: 
January 27, 2021