International Travel and COVID-19

Last Updated: 06/13/2022

What to do in preparation for arriving to the United States and to the S&T campus

  • Be sure to review CDC’s guidelines for what is needed to board a flight to the U.S. which requires proof of being fully vaccinated with limited exceptions.
  • As of June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the U.S. to show a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.  The CDC still recommends COVID-19 testing no greater than 3 days before and 3-5 days after international travel, and if any symptoms develop, and not to travel if you are ill.
  • Being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations which includes a booster dose (additional dose after completing the primary series when eligible and if available) is highly recommended prior to any travel, but not required for travel to the U.S.  Only proof of completing the primary vaccination series is required.  If you were vaccinated outside of the U.S., you may receive a booster dose in the U.S. with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna)



  • A COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving to the U.S. is highly recommended.  Call Student Health Services or email to schedule your testing appointment at Student Health (located at 910 W. 10th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409)
  • COVID-19 testing is also available through CVS or Walgreens’ Pharmacies by scheduling online. You can also use a home test. Locate a testing site in the U.S.
  • Monitor for symptoms, isolate, and get tested if you develop symptoms.  Student Health Services can see you if you are ill.  


2. IF YOU ARE NOT fully vaccinated and allowed to travel to the United States by air through an exception, you will be required to sign an attestation (legal statement) before you board your flight to the United States stating you meet the exception. Depending on the type of exception, you may also have to state you have arranged to take certain protective measures.


3. Please review the international student information section regarding other vaccination and tuberculosis testing requirements and health insurance information.


(Last updated 9/27/2022)