Travel Advisories Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page last updated July 7, 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.
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.
As of July 6, 2022, Australia’s border requirements have changed. Travelers entering or leaving Australia will not need to provide evidence of vaccination status. People entering Australia will no longer be required to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration. Travelers entering or leaving Australia do not require a negative pre-departure test and cruise vessels can enter Australian territory. Unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can leave and enter Australia without an individual travel exemption. All incoming travelers will need to comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. Masks are still required on flights travelling to Australia.
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 travellers from Green Countries must provide a negative PCR test or antigenic test issued no more than 48 hours before boarding, or a c ertificate of recovery issued between 11 days and six months prior to entry.
- All travellers arriving from Orange Countries must hold a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before entry. They must also provide a sworn statement. All unvaccinated travellers 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 travelling 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 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.
The Green Pass or other equivalent certification is no longer required for entry or re-entry into Italy.
COVID-19 restrictive measures for arrivals from abroad are no longer in force. Some areas may still require masks so pay attention to local guidelines.
Entry & Health Requirements
- Fully vaccinated travellers 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).
- Unvaccinated travellers 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. 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.
- All travellers arriving by air must complete a health declaration form 48 hours prior to travel and present upon arrival the QR code generated in this form. Must use a browser other than Internet Explorer. Travellers who hold a EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or equivalent, are exempt from the Health Declaration requirement
- All travellers to Galicia must complete the Coronavirus Travellers Form.
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