Faculty & Staff Travel

As of June 1, essential and non-essential travel for Cornell-related business and research travel is again permitted, provided that all faculty and staff follow the necessary public health guidance (including the process for petitioning and receiving approval for international travel prior to departure) and ensure that all financial expenditures have been approved prior to travel.

We encourage all employees to continue to be mindful of the risks of COVID-19 infection, although reduced, in certain locations or venues, and advise employees to take appropriate cautions in accordance with all public health guidelines. The CDC and New York state recommend delaying international travel until the traveler is fully vaccinated.

Requirements for domestic and international travelers:

  • New York state requires domestic and international travelers to complete the NYS Traveler Health Form. All travelers should self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare provider, if any symptoms develop. For additional information on New York state requirements and recommendations, visit the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory website.
  • Cornell also requires that unvaccinated faculty and staff seek a supplemental test upon their return to campus. For asymptomatic individuals, Cornell COVID-19 Surveillance Testing facilities are available forthese tests. Appointments are required.

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