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Travel Guidelines 

Domestic business travel is at the discretion of each college/business area; non-business travel is at each individual's discretion. Please review the CDC's general travel guidelines as well as specific domestic guidelines before traveling.

Update​ – Jan. 7, 2022: International travel is currently suspended through August 2022. Domestic sponsored travel may be allowed on review and approval of the traveler’s immediate supervisor and vice president.​ Contact your dean or supervisor to determine your business travel eligibility.

International Travel to the U.S.

The CDC has updated its international travel requirements for persons traveling to the U.S.  Please review these guidelines on the CDC website, as they change frequently. 

In addition, UHD students, faculty and staff who have traveled outside the U.S. are asked to comply with the following:

If You Are Fully Vaccinated:

You are not required to quarantine on returning from international travel; however, you should:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
    • ​If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected, stay home and follow the COVID-19 Symptoms and Positive Diagnosis protocols.​
    • If your test is negative, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
  • Note that no forms are required to be completed in advance of your travel, and no forms are required if you have been fully vaccinated.

If You Are Not Fully Vaccinated:

On returning from international travel, you must either:

  • Self-quarantine for 5 days OR
  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 5 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 5 days.
    • If your test is positive, stay home and follow the COVID-19 Symptoms and Positive Diagnosis protocols.​
  • Regardless of whether you get tested or not, you should avoid being around high-risk individuals for 14 days on returning from international travel.
  • On arriving in the U.S., please submit the Reporting Potential Exposure form
  • Before returning to campus following international travel, you must complete the Request to Return to Campus form and receive written approval. ​A notification of clearance to return will be sent from the Office of Emergency Management. Questions should be directed to​.
  • Note that no forms are required to be completed in advance of your travel.

Returning students can receive additional support from UHD Student Counseling ServicesOffice of the Dean of StudentsOffice of Title IX / Equity and Diversity and Office of Study Abroad.

If you are going abroad, we ask you to consider the following:

  • Before leaving, notify a family member or friend to share destination and contact information.
  • While traveling, take steps to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus by practicing good hygiene, such as regularly washing your hands.
  • CDC recommends you get vaccinated before traveling internationally.


I plan on traveling, what should I know?

For dom​estic travel, no special protocols are in place; however, please review the CDC's general travel guidelines as well as specific domestic guidelines before traveling. 

For international travel, read through the information above. If you have more questions, contact​ for further guidance.

Will the University share information about students, faculty or staff who have traveled internationally?

In compliance with state and federal health privacy laws, the University will not release names or identifying information of any student or employee unless required to do so by law.

What is the current status of ​learning abroad opportunities?

Students should contact their learning abroad ​Advisor or the Office of Study Abroad at 713-221-8250 or email​ for current status. ​Be aware that future learning abroad opportunities are subject to change based on conditions both in the U.S. and abroad.​

Last updated 1/9/2022 6:53 AM