Travel Regulations

The information below helps you understand F-1 visa regulations and rules for traveling abroad including Canada. Information about special cases, such as traveling with an expired F1 visa, being absent from the US for an extended period of time, and how to invite family members to the USA is also included.

COVID Related Requirements for Travelers Entering the U.S.

On January 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the U.S. will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken no more than 3 days before you travel) or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.

Please check the CDC website for specific testing requirements and information on precautions to take after arriving in the U.S.

Travel for F-1 (Foreign Student Visa) Students