Travel Policy

Updated September 5, 2023

Travel by Faculty, Staff, and Students

CDC Travel Guidance

Travel Planning Resources

Travel by Faculty, Staff, and Students

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all individuals should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines before travel. The university strongly encourages travelers to assess risks prior to travel and employ safe practices during travel. International travel may be associated with additional conditions and requirements.

The following information outlines the university’s current university-sponsored travel requirements and helpful travel planning resources. In general, the university follows the CDC travel guidance.

University-Sponsored Travel

Faculty, students, and staff are urged to complete the travel self-assessment when making plans to travel internationally. All travelers must be prepared to follow all government regulations and guidelines for their destination(s). Additional guidance regarding travel is available from the CDC.

Undergraduate students planning university-sponsored international travel must comply with the Travel Policy for Yale College students.

If you should test positive after travel, isolate from others and consult the university’s guidance on when to end isolation.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Guidance

Please visit the CDC website for guidance regarding when you should delay travel, such as when you have COVID-19 symptoms, after testing positive for COVID-19, or after close contact exposure.

Travel Planning Resources

It is important to plan carefully for any travel.  Some international travel restrictions are still in place and these vary by country. Some countries impose requirements for entry or departure. Check the International SOS COVID Trip Planner for current restrictions in any country. Helpful resources may be found at the links below.

International travelers should register travel plans using Yale’s registry ISOS Travel Tracker to speed contact in the event of an emergency.