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Travel Instructions

Non-essential travel, both domestic and international, continues to be discouraged at this time.  COVID-19, a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains a threat to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Being fully vaccinated and boosted, as well as following safety guidelines for disease mitigation, will greatly decrease your risk of complications from COVID-19 disease.

Those considering essential travel should keep in mind their own individual risk factors and exposure to at-risk populations, such as those who are elderly, immunosuppressed, or live with serious underlying medical issues. All travelers must closely follow the CDC’s travel updates before and during travel. Employees are strongly encouraged to consult the CDC Travel Map when planning essential international travel.

Vaccinated employees and students do not have to report travel to the University or to the New York State Department of Health.  Unvaccinated employees and students must report any/all travel to locations outside New York State (NYS) and the five contiguous states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Vermont) —regardless of whether the travel is for business or personal reasons—to the OHS COVID-19 Watch Program. All Child and Family Center (CFC) students who travel domestically or internationally must report travel to the CFC.

Fully vaccinated employees DO NOT have to quarantine after domestic and international travel..All travelers are required to follow CDC guidelines regarding testing for travel.

To be fully vaccinated, you must have received your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks ago. For Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, this means two weeks after the second dose. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, this means two weeks after the first and only dose. Furthermore, your vaccination must have been reported to OHS. Booster doses are strongly recommended for all who are eligible.

More information, including up-to-date data about COVID-19, is available from the IATACDCNYC Department of Health, and the University’s pandemic preparedness website.

The safety and health of University employees and students remains a top priority. Thank you once again for your cooperation in promoting the health of our community.