Travel Advisories Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page last updated May 20, 2022.
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.
There are currently NO geographic COVID-19 entry bans in effect.
Negative COVID Test Required for Travel to the US by Air
All travelers entering the US by air, including US citizens, require a negative COVID-19 test. Air passengers are required to get a viral test no more than 1 day before their flight to the US departs. Travelers are also required to provide written documentation of their lab result to the airline or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. More details regarding documentation for a negative test and FAQs can be found with the US Centers for Disease Control.
COVID Vaccination Required
All individuals arriving to the US from a foreign country must be fully vaccinated.
- The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that only vaccines approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted.
- There are limited exceptions to the vaccination requirement. The new policy indicates that all unvaccinated travelers – including travelers eligible for exceptions to the vaccine requirement – may be subject to stricter protocols.
- For further details and information, visit the CDC website.
- For more information on travelers entering the United States at land ports of entry and ferry terminals, visit the Department of Homeland Security website.
Quarantine, Testing, and Vaccination
For further information on quarantine, testing, and vaccination, please review the NYU Returns guidance.
There are no travel restrictions in Argentina. Argentina has lifted the travel ban for unvaccinated foreign nationals.
Travelers no longer need a pre-entry COVID-19 test to enter Argentina.
While there are no on-arrival or post-arrival testing requirements, the government recommends that unvaccinated travelers undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 24 hours of entering Argentina.
All travellers must complete a health declaration form 48 hours before arrival.
All travellers must present proof of medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage on arrival.
All passengers arriving by air into Australia must complete the Digital Passenger Declaration. You can start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours before your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration (vaccination status) within 72 hours before your flight.
Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible visa holders can travel to and from Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.
All others who are not fully vaccinated require a travel exemption to enter Australia, and will be subject to applicable state and territory quarantine and testing requirements.
Please refer to the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website to see the definition of 'fully vaccinated'. If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you can access the same arrangement as vaccinated travellers. You must be able to provide acceptable medical evidence.
As of April 18, Australia doesnot require travelers to undertake any pre-departure COVID-19 testing to enter, leave or transit Australia. However, travelers are responsible for checking testing and proof of vaccination requirements for the airlines or vessel operator they travel with and all countries they travel to and transit through.
Visa Offices remain closed due to Covid-19 and travel to China remains limited.
Travelers to China from outside of the US should refer to their local Chinese Embassy for region specific requirements. Travelers to China will need to apply for a health code. Please see the most recent Notice for China-bound Passengers from the Chinese Embassy in the US for more information on this process.
For more information and updates, please visit the website for the Chinese Embassy in the United States or your jurisdictional Chinese consulate or Embassy.
As of April 9, 2022, the protective measures regarding the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic in relation to the epidemic of covid-19 have been suspended. Entry into the Czech Republic is no longer subject to any special epidemiological conditions to prevent the spread of the disease. The entry-ban for foreigners from third-countries and the obligation to prove infection-free status have been lifted.
Entry & Health Requirements
- To be considered fully vaccinated, travelers over the age of 18 must have received a booster dose no later than 9 months following the inoculation of their second dose.
- All travelers over the age of 11 traveling by air will be required to complete a Passenger Locator Form and present it to the carrier at boarding and to the border control authorities.
- All fully vaccinated travelers, regardless of their country of departure, must present a proof of vaccination indicating that seven days have passed since the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca), four weeks have passed since the one-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine has been taken, or seven days have passed after the shot for vaccine administered to people who have already had COVID-19.
- All unvaccinated travelers from Green Countries must provide a negative PCR test or antigenic test issued no more than 48 hours before boarding, or a certificate of recovery issued between 11 days and six months prior to entry.
- All unvaccinated travelers arriving from Orange Countries must hold a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before entry. They will be required to register on the digital platform éOS - COVID to indicate their address in France. All unvaccinated travelers from these countries must have a compelling reason to enter France. They will be subject to random testing upon arrival and be required to self-quarantine for seven days. Children under the age of 12 and who are traveling with a fully vaccinated adult are exempt from requirements to present a negative test result, self-isolate and provide an essential reason for travel, regardless of whether the minor has been vaccinated or not.
- All fully vaccinated travelers arriving from the UK must present a proof of full vaccination and a sworn statement confirming they have no symptoms or have had any contact with a confirmed case. Unvaccinated travelers arriving from the UK must present upon boarding a negative PCR or antigenic test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. They will also be required to register on the digital platform éOS - COVID to indicate their address in France, and self-quarantine for 10 days.
All travelers entering Germany must provide official proof of vaccination upon arrival. This requirement applies to all entries by air, land, or sea. Please note that Germany only recognizes COVID-19 vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency. Travelers departing from any of the high-risk countries must register their arrival in Germany at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before entering Germany and provide their personal information, arrival details, permanent address, and quarantine address (if applicable). Failure to register may result in a fine of up to €25,000 and/or denial of entry.As of March 3, 2022, there are no countries designated as high-risk. The classification of risk areas can still change at short notice. Please check the Federal Ministry of Health website before departure to check if the countries you have stayed in within the last 10 days prior to entry to Germany are classified as risk areas.
UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KIA) REVISION 12: EFFECTIVE DATE: 16TH APRIL 2022 AT 0000 HOURS (UTC)
- Pre- Arrival Processes for Travellers intending to enter Ghana:
- All international passengers including those from the ECOWAS region, intending to fly to Ghana, will be required to be fully vaccinated.
- Complete the Ghana Health Declaration form
- Travellers Entering Ghana
- Ghanaians and Foreign Residents
- 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine at the point of embarkation and upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
- Fully vaccinated will be exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing from point of embarkation.
- Fully vaccinated will be exempted from COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the KIA.
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be required to present a NEGATIVE 48hrs PCR test result to the airline before embarkation and upon arrival.
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will undergo COVID-19 testing at the KIA upon arrival.
- Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will be undergo COVID-19 vaccination at KIA upon arrival.
- At the point of embarkation must provide evidence of full vaccination status to the Airline prior to embarkation. (Airlines that board non-Ghanaians without evidence of full vaccination will be considered to have violated the COVID-19 guidelines for Ghana and shall be fined $3,500.00)
- Travelling to Kotoka International Airport with fake or forged vaccination certificates shall be quarantined and returned to the point of embarkation at their own cost.
- Ghanaians and Foreign Residents
- All Arriving passengers will undergo temperature screening, Yellow Fever Card verification and COVID-19 vaccination certificate verification as required.
- Transit Passengers
- Passengers transiting and transferring through KIA will be required to be fully vaccinated and in addition adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements at the destination countries.
- Children under 18 years will not be tested at the Airport upon arrival.
- Children between 10-17 years who are unvaccinated are to submit a 48 Hour negative PCR test prior to embarkation to Ghana.
- Children under 10 years are exempted from pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 testing at the Airport upon arrival.
- Airline crew are exempted from the pre-departure and arrival COVID-19 testing and should follow the Airline policy for testing.
- Passengers who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in isolation in their hotel.
- Travelling with Pets
- Travelling with pets into Ghana is allowed in line with guidelines of the Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture.
- Departure Process- Passengers exiting Ghana
- Passengers departing Accra will required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirements for the destination countries.
- Departing passengers will undergo temperature screening at the entrance of Terminal 3 departures.
- Wearing of Nose Mask
- Wearing of nose mask is mandatory in all Airport Terminals and ancillary buildings.
- Definition of Fully Vaccinated - A person is said to be fully vaccinated when he/she has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana.
As of May 20, 2022, COVID-19 testing is not required prior to or upon arrival in Israel. For more information please visit the Israel Ministry of Health website.
To enter you must fill out the entry statement form within the 48 hours prior to departure to Israel, the earlier the better. Passengers are required to fill out personal details and the details of those traveling with them, a declaration of health, information about vaccination or recovery status and details about isolation.
Note: Upon arrival, you will be required to demonstrate that you have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment of COVID-19. This is mandatory to enter Israel.
As of May 1, entry into Italy only requires travelers to present the COVID-19 Green Certificate (vaccination certificate, recovery certificate, or negative molecular or antigen test), or any other equivalent vaccination certificate recognized.
Only in the case of failure to submit one of the above certifications, shall the traveller need to complete a 5-day quarantine and obligated to take a molecular or antigen test at the end of this period.
Travel from/to the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State is not subjected to any restrictions.
The Ministry of Health has recognised the equivalence of several vaccines administered by foreign health authorities to those carried out under the National Vaccine Plan for the Prevention of SARS-CoV-2. Namely:
- Vaccines recognised by EMA – European Medicines Agency (see Annex 1 to the Circular);
- Covishield (Serum Institute of India), manufactured under license from AstraZeneca;
- R-CoVI (R-Pharm), manufactured under licence from AstraZeneca;
- Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz), manufactured under licence from AstraZeneca.
As a result of this recognition:
- Italian citizens (including those residing abroad) and their cohabiting family members, regardless of whether they are registered with the National Health Service or the SASN (health services for seafarers), and all persons registered for any reason with the National Health Service who have been vaccinated abroad with the above vaccines or who have recovered abroad from COVID-19, may apply for a Green Pass, if they find themselves in Italy, from their competent local health authorities.
- All other foreign citizens vaccinated abroad with the above-mentioned vaccines are entitled to access all venues and services for which a Green Pass is mandatorily required in Italy (see box below). In order to be recognised as equivalent to a Green Pass, the foreign vaccination certificate must contain the following information: the personal details of the holder, the details of the vaccine, the date(s) of administration of the vaccine, the identity of the certificate issuer; and the above information must also be written in Italian, English, French, Spanish or German or, if issued in a different language, must be accompanied by a sworn translation.
Entry & Health Requirements
- Unvaccinated travelers from countries or areas deemed ‘High Risk’ must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before entry or antigen test result issued no more than 24 hours before arrival. The Spanish government updates the ‘High-Risk’ list weekly and can be found here: High Risk Countries. COVID-19 tests must be issued in Spanish, English, French or German. If the test has been issued in a different language, an official translation in Spanish must be provided.
- Fully vaccinated travelers must present a certificate of vaccination on arrival. The certificate must show that the date of the last vaccine dose was at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before arrival. If the last dose was administered more than 270 days before arrival, a proof of a booster dose will be required. Acceptable vaccines are those approved by the EMA or the WHO (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, and Sinovac-CoronaVac).
- All travelers arriving by air must complete a health declaration form 48 hours prior to travel and present upon arrival the QR code generated by the form. Travelers arriving in Spain for the purpose of tourism and who hold a EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or equivalent, are exempt from the Health Declaration requirement
- All travelers arriving by sea must complete the Maritime form.
- All travelers to Galicia must complete the Coronavirus Travellers form.
- Travelers arriving from Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are exempted from the COVID-19 test requirement.
- Travelers arriving from the UK must present one of the following documents: A negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, or a vaccination certificate showing that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose of a EMA or WHO approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, and Sinovac-CoronaVac) has been administered.
United Arab Emirates
Passengers irrespective of whether they are vaccinated, do not need to quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. This rule applies to UAE nationals, residents and tourists.
Travellers must undergo an RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai (only if requested) and quarantine themselves until they receive a negative result. Passengers who test positive must follow the guidelines issued by Dubai Health Authority.
Passengers arriving in Sharjah must undergo an RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19 on arrival. They must quarantine themselves until they receive a negative result. If the result is positive, then the protocols of the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention will apply.
Penalty for violating quarantine rules
Violating home quarantine procedures would amount to endangering the lives of others and makes the offender liable to a fine of AED 50,000.
For more information and updates, contact:
As of March 18, 2022, all travelers do NOT need to:
- complete a UK passenger locator form before travelling to the United Kingdom
- take any COVID-19 tests before travel or after arrival
- quarantine upon arrival, this applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers
For more information, please visit GOV.UK.
Information for Family Members Visiting the US
- If your family members will be traveling internationally into the US, we encourage you to review the CDC's Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Travel page.
- NYU 2019 Novel Coronavirus Health Alerts
- NYU Department of Campus Safety Travel Safety Information
- US Department of State COVID-19 Country Specific Information
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC Quarantine Station Contact List, Map, and Fact Sheets
- NYU Bias Response Line (for members of the NYU community to report any experience s of bias, discrimination, or harassing behavior that may occur within our community)
- The World Health Organization