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COVID-19 Test Required for Entering the U.S. Starting January 26, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

On January 12th, 2021, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order that will come into effect beginning on January 26th.

Beginning on January 26th, in order to enter the U.S. by air, you must have and carry proof (a paper or electronic copy) of:

  • A viral (NAAT or antigen) COVID-19 Test with a negative result taken no more than 3 days before your flight departs

          OR

  • A viral (NAAT or antigen) COIVD-19 Test with a recent positive result AND a letter from your healthcare provider/public health official stating you have recovered.

Please read the CDC’s order for complete details. Your departing airport and the airline will ask you to present proof of your viral COVID test and associated documentation before allowing you to board the flight. Please note these restrictions are in addition to the travel restrictions already in place due to Presidential proclamations.

If you will be entering the U.S. prior to January 26th, your airline may still require COVID test results and documentation. Contact your airline(s) at least two weeks prior to travel directly to confirm their requirements.

While traveling back into the U.S. may now have additional steps, ISS is excited to welcome you to campus for a safe and successful semester this Spring.

Safe travels and see you soon,

International Support Services

the CDC’s order

the travel restrictions already in place due to Presidential proclamations



 
 

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