Travel

Cornell strongly recommends that anyone returning to campus after international travel follow CDC guidance and get tested three to five days after their trip. Antigen test kits are available at a variety of campus locations to all students, faculty and staff. Cornell Health will continue to offer PCR tests for symptomatic students who meet the clinical testing criteria.

Please continue to monitor travel restrictions to see how changing requirements might affect your overseas travel. We urge you to check International SOS (ISOS) as a reliable source for the latest information on travel restrictions and entrance requirements for any countries through or to which you will be traveling (from the link, click the COVID-19 button on the left and then click on Travel Restrictions, Flight Operations and Screening). Verify with your airline which types of tests or other documentation are accepted for boarding as requirements may change quickly and without notice.

More information is available at the International Services' COVID-19 FAQs for students.

For more information for faculty and staff requirements, visit the Working at Cornell website.

Please note: The university’s travel guidelines may change based on emerging public health data and guidance.

Travel Documents and Proof of Vaccination

When returning to the U.S., travelers should have their documents needed for reentry, including COVID-19 vaccination proof. The CDC website offers guidance on testing requirements.

Cayuga Medical Center continues to provide testing and travel documents. PCR and antigen tests are available locally at retail locations. Many airports also have on-site testing.

Prior to your flight, review your airline’s guidance on masking requirements. If you will return to the United States after your travel, plan ahead and review US-bound flight requirements.