Travel Updates and Advisories
For the latest updates on travel to and from the United States, visit the U.S. Department of State website.
On this website you will also find:
Registering International Travel
Any Rutgers student, faculty, scholar, or staff considering international travel must visit the Rutgers Department of Risk Management website to register international travel on the My Trips International Travel Registration Site.
U.S. citizens traveling abroad should register their plans with the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) – this free service enables the embassy to notify travelers of safety conditions at their destination and quickly contact them in an emergency.
Travel Considerations for U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens, residents, family members, and other individuals specified in the presidential proclamation are allowed to return to the United States but, if returning from an impacted area, they are subject to the specific protocol set by Department of Homeland Security which involves specific ports of entry as well as screening and quarantine procedures.
On May 27, the Department of Homeland Security added information about travel restrictions regarding Brazil.
U.S. Embassies across the world monitor the COVID-19 situation and the policies applicable in their country. You should look at the information provided by U.S. Embassies in country. They give useful details on restrictions, recommendations, and local resources.
Here is more information about U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China.
Ports of Entry
Please visit the Department of Homeland Security website for updates.
American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who are arriving from impacted areas must travel through one of the selected airports where the Department of Homeland Security has established enhanced entry screening capabilities.
Screening & Quarantine
Once home, individuals must immediately self-quarantine in their home and monitor their health in accordance with CDC best practices. To learn more about what precautions to take after returning from international travel, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
In order to ensure compliance, local and State public health officials will contact individuals in the days and weeks following their arrival.
International Airlines: Updates and Policies
There are ongoing changes in schedules and some airlines are reducing their flights substantially. In addition, some airlines are waiving fees for itinerary changes and flight changes, and sometimes refunding passengers when they cancel their flight. However, policies vary among companies and destinations.
Here is an interactive COVID-19 travel regulations map on IATA.
For current airline policies regarding changes and cancellations, visit Student Universe.
Resources for International Students and Scholars
FAQs for International Students +
We realize our international and exchange students have many questions about the impact of the coronavirus. Please click on the link below for a PDF with more information.
To speak with an advisor from the Rutgers Global International Student & Scholar Services, please see the updated procedures below.