Travel Guidelines

Faculty and staff who will be traveling must follow the instructions for domestic and international travel as detailed in the Aug. 9 Broadcast@jefferson.edu email.

As a reminder, the CDC continues to recommend delaying any travel until you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Note: Any individuals who are traveling on University business to areas where COVID-19 case rates are at high levels should consult with their supervisors (faculty and staff) or program directors (students) before traveling, and should also consult with Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of State advisories for the latest information about travel risk to specific destinations. The supervisors and program directors can determine if the risks involved in that travel outweigh the benefits, and reserve the right to deny approval for that travel.

Jefferson-Sponsored Travel to destinations with a Department of State Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Advisory for students or student groups will require additional review process and may be restricted.

Faculty leading student travel and students on Jefferson sponsored international travel should register their travel with the Office of International Affairs (Center City) or Study Away Programs (East Falls) at least 8 weeks prior to allow for any additional review and visa processes.

Faculty can review guidelines for group travel at this link.

Students can access travel registration portal at this link.

Students, faculty and staff should follow all CDC recommendations from the websites below:

Domestic Travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

International Travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid-19.html

Domestic Travel

If you are traveling within the United States and have been fully vaccinated:

  • Continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing and practicing hand hygiene.
  • After you return from travel, you will not be required to quarantine.
  • You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after return. If you develop symptoms, you should not come to work/school and should contact the COVID-19 hotline (contact information for employees and students is below).

If you are traveling within the United States and have not been fully vaccinated:

  • The CDC recommends against traveling if you are not fully vaccinated. If you must travel, you should follow all precautions such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing and practicing hand hygiene.
  • After you return from travel, you will not be required to quarantine. However, you must call the COVID-19 hotline to report your travel as soon as you return. You will have a COVID-19 test ordered for day 5 after return. You do not need to quarantine while awaiting the results of the test.
  • You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after return. If you develop symptoms, you should not come to work/school and should call the COVID-19 hotline (contact information for employees and students is below).

International Travel

If you are traveling outside of the United States and have been fully vaccinated:

  • Continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing, and practicing hand hygiene.
  • After you return from travel, you will not be required to quarantine. However, you must call the JOHN COVID-19 hotline to report your travel as soon as you return. You will have a COVID-19 test ordered for day 5 after return. You do not need to quarantine while awaiting the results of the test.
  • You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after return. If you develop symptoms, you should not come to work/school and should contact COVID-19 hotline (contact information for employees and students is below).

If you are traveling outside of the United States and have not been fully vaccinated:

  • Continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing, and practicing hand hygiene.
  • After you return from travel, you will be required to quarantine for 7 days and should not report to work/school. You must call the COVID-19 hotline to report your travel as soon as you return. You will have a COVID-19 test ordered for day 5 after you return. A negative test at day 5 will not shorten your quarantine. Clearance to return to work/school will come from the COVID-19 hotline.
  • You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after return. If you develop symptoms, you should not come to work/school and should contact the COVID-19 hotline (contact information for employees and students is below).

JOHN and Student Health Services COVID-19 Line Contact Information:

Employees:

Students:

Students.COVID19@jefferson.edu or 215-951-0168. Please be sure to leave your full name and call back number.

The JOHN COVID-19 hotlines will not offer guidance on testing prior to travel. As guidance can change frequently during the pandemic, it is recommended that you closely follow any travel restrictions at your destination.