U.S. Government COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

1/26/2021 update: All air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must now provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding. All international travelers must also get tested 3-5 days after travel AND self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. This order applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. For more information, see section below titled “Testing and Quarantine Requirements.”

The following are public health travel restrictions based on the origin of travel, not nationality of the traveler. Students and scholars with valid, multiple-entry visas, regardless of country of citizenship, may still be able to travel internationally, though as with any international travel, we recommend consulting with OIS prior to departure. F and J visa holders are restricted from entering the U.S. if they have traveled from or through Brazil, China, Iran, or South Africa in the past 14 days. For those traveling from or through the European Schengen Area, the UK or Ireland, please see updates below about an exception. Details on each of the travel restrictions follows: