Domestic/International Travel Update (4/7/21)
The CDC and Los Angeles County continue to urge that everyone avoid nonessential travel during this time when there are hot spots across the country and the world and risk from more infectious variants. Some changes have been made for those individuals who are fully vaccinated.
On April 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance related to travelers who have been fully vaccinated. Travelers who are fully vaccinated, meaning two weeks have passed after their second dose for Pfizer or Moderna, or after their single dose of Johnson & Johnson are, however, at lower risk and can now travel and will not be required to test or quarantine upon their arrival in Los Angeles County if they do not have any symptoms of illness.
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for seven full days after travel if they receive a negative COVID-19 test result taken three to five days after their arrival. If a traveler does not get tested after they arrive in Los Angeles County, they must quarantine for a full 10 days. All travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their arrival, and should get tested and isolate if they develop symptoms.
Persons who experience symptoms must contact a medical provider. Any impact to work or classes due to self-quarantine will be mitigated by the use of remote methodologies to ensure the individual can safely meet their obligations. Individuals are instructed to also communicate directly with their supervisor, affected instructor(s) and/or academic department chair and staff (director/coordinator).
If you are an international student and you have already left the U.S., please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your travel itinerary, and any expected or planned date of return so that we can properly update your international student visa records as we are required to do with the U.S. federal government. Failure to inform us so that we can update those records may affect any future re-entry to the U.S. or any future visa applications (of any sort).
International students should also keep up to date on any travel or health advisories from their home countries.
More information can be found on the CDC website.