For Global Travelers

COVID-19 Travel Guidance

USF-related international travel is permitted with the approval of the Covid-19 Task Force. Please use this form to submit a petition for permission to travel abroad. Authorization for international travel is required before a Travel Request can be approved. International travel is defined as travel to any location outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and therefore includes all international bodies of water and U.S. territories, as well as foreign countries. It is highly recommended that you vaccinate against Covid-19 fully prior to travel. Information regarding vaccination services through USF across all campuses is available here

***Important travel update effective Dec. 6, 2021***

According to Presidential Proclamation, you must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). Furthermore, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. More details can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page here. You may also find this flowchart from the CDC useful. 

USF students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow CDC guidance regarding international travel including testing and recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States. Be sure to check the requirements associated with planned destinations abroad; entry requirements vary by country and can change at any time. All current guidance from the CDC regarding international travel and the Coronavirus can be found on the CDC International Travel main page.

International Students and Scholars may access travel FAQs from the Office of International Services here.