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

Please review the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country.

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.

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. Because conditions are changing rapidly, you may end up in a quarantined zone, or that a country you visit will be added to the CDC list, requiring you to self-quarantine for up to 14 days on your return, which could be highly disruptive to your studies, research, or work responsibilities. 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 China, Iran, the European Schengen area (the European Schengen area includes: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland), the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Please note: This entry ban is applied even to those with valid F-1 and J-1 visas.
  • If you departed a country on the CDC list, CDC guidelines say you should self-quarantine at home until 14 days have passed from the day you were in one of these countries. We strongly advise against travel until you have reached the 14-day threshold.
  • If you departed a country on the CDC list and entered your current location more than 14 days ago, remember that you may have received an entry stamp upon your arrival to your current location, which you can show as proof that you have been outside of these countries for at least 14 days.
  • 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.
  • If you will be leaving the US also register your travels through the Travel Monitor Program.

Information for Family Members Visiting the US