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Announcements : Travel Advisory for Incoming International Students - COVID Tests and Travel Bans

Announcement: Travel Advisory for Incoming International Students - COVID Tests and Travel Bans

Event Date: 01/26/2021
All air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country need to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This will go into effect on January 26, 2021. Also travel bans for individuals traveling from the UK, Schengen area, Iran, China, Brazil and now South Africa have been reinstated. The national interest exception for F-1 students coming from the UK/Ireland, and Schengen area still applies.
If you plan to travel internationally, get tested before you travel by air into the United States (US), or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

Check out the CDC website for more details or updates.
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We are aware that President Biden has extended travel bans due to new strains of COVID-19 for individuals who have been in the UK/Ireland, Schengen area, China, Iran, Brazil and South Africa within the past 14 days effective as of today, Jan. 26, 2021 for all except South Africa, which goes into effect on Jan. 30. The national interest exception for F-1 students from The UK/Ireland and Schengen area that was issued on Oct. 1, 2020 still applies. We will update you as soon as we have more information. You can check this page for any pertinent updates.