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International Student Travel during COVID-19: Resources

Information for students traveling internationally to or from the U.S. during the current crisis.

Resources

International Travel Websites for Current Information

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 travelersinvestorstreaty traders.  

STUDENTS – F1, M1 and their dependents 

  • Must have a valid I-20 
  • College or university must offer in-person classes 
  • Colleges or universities that move to online only classes are not included 
  • SEVIS fee paid 
  • Students will need to self-quarantine subject to local requirements 
  • If you currently have a valid F1/F2 visa and a valid I-20, you may travel to the U.S. and apply for admission.  You do not need to reapply. 
  • You will need the new I-20 issued in July and the signed letter from the college stating you are enrolled in in-person classes as well as your passport.
  • You will need to fly to one of the 15 designated airports for entry to the U.S. 
  • It's official for Europe, Ireland and UK! See the official statement below.

Nationals, including students, from the following countries are restricted from entering the U.S. until further notice:

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
  • United Kingdom
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil

 

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." Note that this does not apply to flights. You will be asked to quarantine once you are in the U.S. 

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At this time, anyone returning from international travel is require to self-quarantine for 14 days. According to the CDC and Homeland Security, the following steps should be taken.

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. 
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
  3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
  4. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
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