For those traveling home for the Christmas/Winter break, see the requirements below. Many countries are on lock down until the beginning of December and flights may be cancelled. Please check flight information and restrictions frequently!
Columbia – test within 96 hours and online form 24 hrs before departure
Egypt—test within 96 hours and the certificate must be stamped by an approved lab without any scraping, cancelation or written addition; a public health card is also required
France – a travel certificate is also required
Russia-- Russian citizens must register as arrivals on the official State Services website before flight check-in; and must complete a paper application before entry. Russian nationals may enter without a negative COVID-19 PCR test but are then required to complete a COVID-19 PCR test within three days of entry and upload the test results into the form available on the Gosuslugi government portal. Affected individuals complete home quarantine until negative test results are available.
South Africa--also must download a contact tracing app
Spain-- ALL travelers must fill out a health control form 48 hours prior to travel and starting from November 23, travelers will be required to submit a negative test result within 72 hours before their planned departure.
Australia—mandatory 14 days in a hotel at person’s expense
Canada--Effective November 21, travelers entering Canada by air will be required to submit information, including travel and contact information, a quarantine plan (unless exempt from this requirement) and a COVID-19 symptom assessment via the ArriveCAN Mobile App.
Czech Republic— also a health passenger locator form
Ireland – also a health passenger locator form
United Kingdom – also a health passenger locator form
India: International flights remain suspended.
Venezuela--Borders are closed and commercial flights are suspended. Flights my resume in a progressive approach from 2 December. Entry is limited to Venezuelan citizens and residents, who must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 48 hours of boarding their flight, and will undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival. Quarantine in designated state-run health facilities applies to anyone who tests positive.
At this time, anyone returning from international travel is required to do the following according to the CDC.
For those coming from high risk areas to the U.S., the following is also required:
According to U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico Border Notices, the Canada and Mexico land port (car, commuter rail, or ferry) of entry permits as coming for essential travel "Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions." While students can go through the border, tourism is not permitted. This was extended again until November 21, and Canada officials say will likely extend until some time next year.
For more information, go to
Announcing Additions to the National Interest Exceptions: Travel in the national interest of the United States includes travel on a temporary basis that provides a substantial benefit to the U.S. economy including certain categories of students, academics, as well as certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders.
STUDENTS – F1, M1 and their dependents