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Omicron and Returning to Campus

To help prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, the U.S. requires all inbound international travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test within one day of departure, regardless of nationality or vaccination status. Learn more about CDC international travel requirements.

Please continue to monitor travel restrictions to see how changing requirements might affect your overseas travel. We recommend International SOS as a reliable source for the latest information on travel restrictions and entrance requirements (enter the Cornell membership number 11BSCA827281). Every country's information page on the U.S. Department of State website provides a link to that country's embassy COVID-19 page with helpful information.

Additionally, Cornell requires all students and employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get a booster by January 31, or 30 days after you become eligible. Visit Cornell’s COVID-19 Response for campus-wide information and updates on the Omicron variant.