Planning Winter Break Travel
International students, scholars, faculty and staff who will be traveling outside the U.S. during the winter break should be sure to have your immigration documents in order prior to departing.
Effective November 8, 2021 the U.S. government implemented a new global travel policy that requires nonimmigrants traveling to the U.S. by air from anywhere in the world to establish they are fully vaccinated, with limited exceptions. It is critical that Dartmouth travelers understand and comply with these requirements in order to be able to return to campus for the winter term.
The travel policy was amended on December 2, 2021 to tighten the requirements for COVID testing prior to flight departure for return to the U.S. These new requirements go into effect December 6, 2021.
The original Presidential Proclamation of October 25, 2021 and Fact Sheet can be found at the below links:
The December 3, 2021 White House announcement can be found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/12/02/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-new-actions-to-protect-americans-against-the-delta-and-omicron-variants-as-we-battle-covid-19-this-winter/
The CDC guidance can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html