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Resources for University Travelers

On April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on domestic and international travel for fully vaccinated individuals. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks past your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two weeks past your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Domestic Travel: Fully vaccinated people can travel within the United States and do not need COVID-19 testing or post-travel self-quarantine as long as they continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling – wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently.

International Travel: Fully vaccinated people can travel internationally without getting a COVID-19 test before travel unless it is required by the international destination. Fully vaccinated people do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by a state or local jurisdiction. Fully vaccinated people must still have a negative COVID-19 test result before they board a flight to the United States and get a COVID-19 test three to five days after returning from international travel. Fully vaccinated people should continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling internationally – wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently.

UC San Diego Employee Travel

The interim UC San Diego Travel Policy Related to the Coronavirus Outbreak has been rescinded and all UC San Diego employees are directed to follow the CDC Guidance before, during and upon return from travel. Restrictions on travel for UC San Diego employees have been removed. It is strongly recommended to continue to book official university travel through the UC San Diego travel system, Concur, in order for travelers to receive critical information about their destinations, automatically register for UC’s Traveler Insurance, protect travel funds and facilitate efficient trip reconciliation upon return. Guidance on booking in Concur is available on Blink.

Employees may be uncomfortable returning to regular travel at this time due to family responsibilities or concern for their health. Supervisors are asked to consider an employee’s individual situation and comfort level and consider alternate modes of fulfilling duties that require travel. Until further notice, supervisors cannot require employees to travel.

Triton Scholar-Athlete Travel

Students 16 years of age and older will be eligible for vaccinations nationwide beginning April 15. For this reason, travel restrictions for our Triton scholar-athletes will remain in effect throughout the spring quarter and may be extended into the summer session. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Alysson Satterlund will continue to pre-approve NCAA scholar-athlete travel until further notice.

International Travel

The CDC has identified 152 countries as VERY HIGH RISK for COVID-19. All travel to countries on the CDC’s LEVEL 4 list should be avoided. Please review the CDC risk classification for specific countries prior to booking travel.

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