International Travel

International travel requirements and recommendations change as new variants of COVID-19 emerge.

Air Travel

As of December 6, 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. Monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most recent guidance regarding travel requirements and recommendations.

RIT advises against traveling outside the U.S., unless it is critically important. There may be an increased risk of being stuck or delayed if the U.S. adds more entry restrictions.

International travelers should also have a plan in case you get stuck outside the U.S., or you experience a delay of weeks or months. In addition, there may be new entry requirements going to your home country. Please check in advance for the latest rules to enter your country.

CDC travel requirements PDF


RIT's International Student Services office has already reached out to current international students, as well as incoming international students, about the December 6 travel requirements and restrictions.

Acceptable COVID-19 Vaccinations

RIT's acceptable vaccines include those approved for use in the U.S., accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or approved by the World Health Organization. These are currently the same as the U.S. entry requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the requirements of the Presidential Proclamation and CDC’s Order only apply to air travel into the United States.

However, we recommend you check the FAQ CDC page for updates prior to your travel.

Please contact your academic advisor and International Student Services for additional guidance.