Students in Distress
The U.S. government posts up-to-date travel warnings to inform travelers about country events that create potential risks and dangers. You should check these sites for updated reports on risks of traveling to certain countries at this time.In addition, if you are on OPT or STEM OPT, you should consult with your employer human resources or your supervisor about your travel plans.Returning to the U.S. from High Risk Countries
Be cautious traveling: Refer to guidance from the CDC , U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for specific port-of-entry screening processes, as well as any travel restrictions. If you are unsure how an entry ban will impact your travel, you can consult with your international student advisor.
If you have returned from a country that is currently severely affected by the coronavirus, it is highly advised that you take the following steps from the CDC to protect yourself and those around you.
Airport Screening or Airline Cancellations
Before you travel, be informed of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Be prepared to provide detailed information if you are questioned at an airport about your travel history at any time from December 2019 until the present.
- U.S. Arrival Restrictions
- Check with your airlines to get the most updated information on flights and restrictions.
- Be prepared to explain to airport officials your situation and provide information you feel might clear you for travel.
- Contact your current employer if you are facing travel delays (Current OPT/STEM-OPT students).
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