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Covid-19 Updated Travel Requirements

December 8, 2021 / , ,

The Center of Disease Control (CDC) has issued an updated guideline for traveling to the United States which you can read in full here. In summary:

  • Effective 12:01 am EST on December 6, 2021, all travelers entering the country, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 viral test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.
  • Effective 12:01 am EST on November 8, 2021, you must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a nonimmigrant, noncitizen of the United States. This means that anyone on an F-1 visa will need to be fully vaccinated with very limited exceptions.

Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth is still required in indoor areas of public transportation (including the airplane and airport) during your travel.

The CDC has developed a tool that you can use to confirm if you can board a flight to the United States or not. Please access the tool here and select the option that best fits your vaccination scenario.

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations

Authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO)
Single DoseJohnson & Johnson (Janssen)Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
2-dose VaccinePfizer-BioNTech









*NOTE: full vaccination means 14 full days after your final dose!

While Indiana Tech does not require a COVID-19 vaccination for students on campus, the CDC guidelines are presented by the United States government and must be followed if traveling internationally. If you are planning on attending school in the United States, please plan on your vaccination as soon as possible (if you haven’t already).