Update to US COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Your safety and knowledge of current travel protocols are of utmost importance to us during this time of uncertainty and changing requirements due the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Omicron variant of COVID-19, which has now been identified in the U.S., has prompted the federal government to revise entry requirements for international travelers and also extended the federal masking mandate.

All International travelers (regardless of citizenship and vaccination status) with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country on or after December 6, 2021, will be required to present (prior to boarding of the flight) negative results from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel.

The federal mask mandate has also been extended through March 18 for air, rail and public transportation.

Additional details are available on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html.

For questions related to COVID-19 testing, vaccination, quarantine  or return from travel guidance/requirements please reach out to UConn Human Resources Department at  hr@uconn.edu .