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.
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.
Venezuela--commercial international flights to and from Dominican Republic, Iran, Mexico, Panama and Turkey now allowed through the Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas. Negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the flight for all individuals entering Venezuela by air.
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
At this time, anyone returning from international travel is required to do the following according to the CDC. Quarantine in no longer required except by certain states and territories.
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