Travel Policy

Travel policies continue to evolve in response to new information and health experts’ guidance. Please check this site for updates before contemplating travel, as well as after you return from trips outside Northeast Ohio.

After Travel within the U.S.

People who are fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines (or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past three months) should quarantine for seven days after their arrival.

People who have not been fully vaccinated should be tested for COVID-19 within three to five days of their return and must quarantine for seven days if negative, and 14 days if positive.

After International Travel

People who are fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines (or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past three months) should be tested for COVID-19 within three to five days of their return and quarantine for seven days; those who test positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days.

People who have not been fully vaccinated must be tested for COVID-19 within three to five days of their return and must quarantine for seven days if negative, and 14 if positive.

For International Students Arriving on Campus 

Students who have been fully vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines that have emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should follow the guidance for any fully vaccinated individual returning from travel outside the U.S. 

Because of the evolving nature of federal and global policies regarding vaccines not yet authorized by the U.S. FDA, the university is still evaluating its policy for arriving international students who have received vaccinations not yet approved by the U.S. Once final decisions are made, they will be posted on this website and communicated directly to the campus community.

Please know that if international students need to receive U.S. FDA-approved vaccines, the university will ensure students have free access to them upon their arrival on campus.