Travel Updates and Advisories
For the latest guidance on travel to and from the United States for the Rutgers Community, please visit the Rutgers University Academic Affairs Travel Guidance website.
Another important resource is the State of New Jersey Traveler's Health site.
Some additional resources for travel guidance include:
U.S. Department of State website
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization
Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19
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.
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.
Effective November 8, 2021, non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination status before flying to the United States. Additionally, according to CDC requirements, if you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status) before you travel by air into the United States.
Wherever your destination, please consult the regulations in the country to which you are traveling as well as the policies of the airline you are using to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
Stay up-to-date with travel considerations by visiting the Rutgers Global Alerts page here.
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.
Testing & Quarantine
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 addition, visit the Travel Advisory List on the CDC webpage and the NJ Covid-19 Information Hub for updated information. These travel advisory lists change regularly, so it is important to routinely check these websites when planning travel.
Resources for International Students and Scholars
We realize our international and exchange students have many questions about the impact of the coronavirus. Please visit our FAQ pages for more information: International Student FAQ page and
International Faculty & Scholar FAQ page
To speak with an advisor from the Rutgers Global International Student & Scholar Services, please visit these webpages: Students and Faculty and Scholars
Department of Homeland Security Covid-19 Updates: https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus
U.S. Government Response to Covid-19: https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus