Updated: September 15

Health and Safety Protocols

Traveling increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated. While NYU continues to discourage unnecessary travel, the following health and safety protocols for both personal and University-sponsored travel are designed to help mitigate this risk.

Required Quarantine

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated and spends 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel notice in the 10 days immediately prior to arriving at NYU will be required to quarantine. Please complete the self-reporting form to notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team. You will receive instructions about how to quarantine and what you are required to do to get cleared from quarantine. The reporting form should be completed no earlier than 24 hours prior to arrival to the United States.

Testing Following Travel

  • International Travel: Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who has traveled internationally should get a PCR test 3-5 days after travel.
  • Domestic Travel: Anyone who is not fully vaccinated and has traveled domestically should get a PCR test 3-5 days after travel.

You may use NYU’s COVID-19 testing or use a testing center near your home. If you test positive, complete the self-reporting form to notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team. If you test negative, you do not need to submit your test result to NYU.  

Travel Policy 2021-2022

Only travelers who are fully compliant with the University’s vaccination requirement will be considered for reimbursement under the NYU Travel and Expense Policy.

Reimbursement requests that don’t meet one of the following conditions are not eligible and will be rejected:

  • Fully-vaccinated individuals can request reimbursements in accordance with the guidelines below. A copy of the individual’s NYU Vax Pass must be included with any reimbursement request in order for it to be considered.
  • Individuals who have both requested and received medical or religious exemptions from the University must submit any travel request to oeo.accommodation@nyu.edu prior to the anticipated travel. An approval, if granted, must be included with any reimbursement request in order for it to be considered.

This policy, and any exceptions that the NYU Travel Review Committee may issue, are solely based on health and safety concerns. Any travel expenditures are governed by the NYU Travel and Expense Policy and community members with any finance-related concerns should contact their Fiscal Officer. When practical, we also recommend purchasing refundable itineraries, given the potential for local conditions to shift rapidly and dramatically.

Booking Travel for Another Employee

Employees who have their travel booked for them by another employee (i.e., a departmental administrator), must provide a copy of their NYU Vax Pass (or travel exception) to the person making the booking on their behalf. Employees should not book travel for another individual without first receiving a copy of the traveler’s Vax Pass (or travel exception).

Domestic Travel

Travel within the United States is permitted, and does not need to be submitted to the Travel Review Committee (except as noted above). Travelers are strongly encouraged to register their trips in NYU Traveler.

Please note: The United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention discourages all travel for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

International Travel to NYU Global Campuses and Academic Centers

Travel to NYU global campuses and/or global academic centers is permitted, and does not need to be submitted to the Travel Review Committee (except as noted above). Travelers are strongly encouraged to register their trips in NYU Traveler.

International Travel to non-NYU Campuses and Centers

Travel to "Level One" and "Level Two" countries, as rated by the United States Department of State, is permitted, and does not need to be submitted to the Travel Review Committee (except as noted above).

Travel to "Level Three" and "Level Four" countries, as rated by the United States Department of State, will require an exception from the Travel Review Committee. Please submit your request to travelsafety@nyu.edu. If approved, travelers are strongly encouraged to register their trips in NYU Traveler.

2020-2021 Travel Policy