Page last updated April 9, 2021.

Please note, there are currently travel restrictions in place in many countries due to the ongoing 2019 coronavirus outbreak may affect your travel. We've compiled some resources to assist you in determining whether you decide to travel internationally. As always, if you have any concerns, please contact the Office of Global Services. Any email updates sent from our office will continue to be posted also on our Immigration Updates and Events page.

Current Travel Advisories

NYU urges you to keep in mind that travel restrictions have and can change rapidly with little notice. Depending on where you go, you may encounter challenges in departing a country, or face difficulties when you try to return. At the very least, you should plan on extra time for travel and keep up to date on developments at your destination as well as in the country to which you are returning.

Please note that in addition to COVID-19 travel advisories, students and scholars should also be aware of US Presidential Executive Orders and the impact on our community and Go Local eligibility requirements.

Go Local

NYU will offer eligible students a unique "Go Local" option for the Fall 2020 semester. Go Local is designed for undergraduates who may not be able to travel to their home campus this fall due to the uncertainties and restrictions on travel that COVID-19 has generated around the world. Students who meet certain requirements may enroll and take a number of in-person classes at another NYU location, provided that the location opens, that students can safely travel there from surrounding areas, and that there is available space. Decisions about opening each NYU global location for in-person classes in Fall will reflect local governmental and public health restrictions, among other factors.

To be eligible for Go Local at any NYU location, students must be able to live and study in that country for the duration of the semester without the issuance of a student visa. If you have not applied, but meet the program’s criteria, the Go Local application remains open and the University will do its best to accommodate new requests, space permitting.

COVID-19 Impacts on Travel in Countries with NYU Campus or Site 

Items to Consider if and when You Travel Internationally

  • NYU has prohibited upcoming, non-essential, international travel that is sponsored by NYU.
  • NYU urges you to reconsider any personal international travel as well. The CDC recommends self-quarantine for up to 14 days following any international travel. Additionally, there is currently an entry ban for all non-citizens of the US (except lawful permanent residents and immediate family members of US citizens and lawful permanent residents) who have visited the listed countries. Please note: This entry ban is applied even to those with valid F-1 and J-1 visas.
  • As always, we recommend that you bring a copy of your passport and your visa or entry stamp with you in your carry-on.
  • Add your international travel plans to NYU Traveler.

Information for Family Members Visiting the US