Travel Guidance

Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. For the foreseeable future, the global pandemic will continue to affect the safety and feasibility of travel. Because there is so much uncertainty about the future course of the pandemic, Harvard intends to keep travel to a minimum until conditions change. In addition to lowering the risk of coronavirus transmission on campus and helping ensure the health and safety of the Harvard community, we also seek to slow the worldwide spread of COVID-19.

University Travel Restrictions

All University-related travel, both international and domestic, is prohibited until further notice and should not be planned or scheduled at this time. We also strongly discourage personal travel, both international and domestic. Note that international travel is defined as the crossing of any national border.

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) has established a petition process for certain Harvard-related travel. See the criteria to petition below.

If you choose to travel for personal reasons, review the post-travel COVID testing and quarantine policy.