International Travel and COVID-19

Last Updated: 12/3/2021


Be sure to review CDC’s guidelines for what is needed to board a flight to the U.S. which requires proof of vaccination with limited exceptions and testing requirements.

Types of SARS-CoV-2 tests accepted: You must be tested with a viral test that could be either an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). See frequently asked questions section.


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


1. WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED (2 weeks after the second dose of a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccination)

  • Get a viral test no more than 1 day of your departure to the U.S. or proof of recovery if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the preceding 90 days of travel. See frequently asked questions section.
  • Get tested 3-5 days after arriving to the U.S. Call Student Health Services or email to schedule your testing appointment at Student Health (located at 910 W. 10th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409)
    • If your 3-5 day testing window is during a time when campus is closed, get tested through another site such as CVS or Walgreens Pharmacy.  Locate a testing site in the U.S.
    • You still need to schedule an appointment with Student Health Services for the soonest available time when campus is open.
  • At that visit, required vaccinations and tuberculosis testing will be reviewed.
  • At that visit, health insurance information will be reviewed.
  • Self-quarantine is not required but taking precautions of mask wearing and social distancing until you receive a negative test is recommended.
  • Monitor for symptoms, isolate, and get tested if you develop any symptoms.




2. WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED (Only if you have been granted an exception to travel and are not vaccinated)