TRAVEL:

If you ARE VACCINATED:
If you traveled domestically:
You can resume activities on campus as soon as you have tested for COVID-19.  Unless you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to wait for your test results to return.

If you traveled internationally:
You need to

  • Test 1-3 days prior to return to the US
  • Test upon your return
  • Unless you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to wait for your test results to return.

If you are NOT VACCINATED:
If you traveled domestically:
Test once upon your return before you resume activities on campus. Avoid unmasked close activities until you receive negative test results.

If you traveled internationally:
You need to

  • Test 1-3 days prior to return to the US
  • Test once upon your return before returning to campus.  Avoid unmasked close activities until you receive negative test results.
  • Test again on day 4 or 5 post return, and again 1 week after return
  • Unless you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to wait for your test results to return.

For Harvard-related travel:

Who can travel without petitioning:
Harvard faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff who are fully vaccinated may undertake Harvard-related travel within the U.S., or to any country rated Level 1 or Level 2 for COVID-19 by the CDC

Who must petition to be able to travel:
Harvard faculty, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff who are not fully vaccinated or who wish to travel to a country rated Level 3, Level 4, or Level Unknown for COVID-19 regardless of their vaccination status, may petition for an exemption to Harvard’s travel restriction if they meet certain criteria.

Please note that the travel policy and petition process do not apply to affiliates or visitors who are traveling inbound to the Cambridge/Boston area for approved work or for moving into or out of on-campus housing. 

  • Travelers are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine (currently Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (e.g., AstraZeneca/Oxford). 
  • Travelers are required to attest that they are fully vaccinated at the time of travel and that they have submitted proof of their vaccination to Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) at mrecords@huhs.harvard.edu.  
  • Travelers should learn about public health conditions and relevant restrictions at their destination and adhere to any required health and safety measures while in transit and upon arrival, which may include testing, quarantining, mask wearing, hand washing/sanitizing, and physical distancing.
  • As always, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must also comply with the student pre-departure requirements for any Harvard-sponsored international travel.