International Travel and COVID-19

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

  • Guidance for travel is continually changing. Be sure to review the CDC and the US. Department of State requirements and recommendations for before and after international travel. 
  • Travel health information and travel advisories about locations throughout the world are provided by the CDC and the U.S. Department of State.
  • As of May 12, 2023, all international travelers arriving to the U.S. will no longer be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • 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. If you were vaccinated outside of the U.S., you may receive a booster dose, if eligible, in the U.S. with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna)
  • The CDC advises not to travel if you are ill, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to travel, or have had close contact to a person who tests positive for COVID-19 in the 5 days prior to travel. If this applies to you or you have questions or concerns, please email S&T Student Health Services.
  • During travel: Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is recommended on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • After travel, monitor for symptoms, isolate, and get tested if you develop symptoms. Student Health Services can see you if you are ill.

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

(Last updated 5/15/2023)