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Post-Travel COVID Testing and Quarantine Policy

Effective: 11/4/2020

Travel can significantly increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 and thus we strongly discourage personal travel internationally and domestically. We ask that you seriously consider if travel is truly necessary and explore alternate options. Some schools, including the College, have prohibited travel for all students living in residence until move-out.

Recognizing that there will be cases where individuals choose to travel, below you will find information on return-to-campus testing and quarantine requirements. This policy is out of an abundance of caution given the rising case rates across the nation and is in addition to the Massachusetts Travel Order. This policy applies to travel to all States including those deemed low-risk. If you travel for personal reasons and cannot work remotely, you should use personal, vacation or time at own expense (TOE).

Harvard post-travel COVID testing and quarantine policy may change as the course of the pandemic changes. If you fall into more than one category, you should follow the more restrictive guidance.

If you have questions about the post-travel COVID testing and quarantine policy, please consult your local testing coordinator or HUHS.

If you’re living on campus

If you’re living off campus