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.

 

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