Travel Guidance


Although we are cautiously optimistic that we can resume study abroad in the Spring and Summer, all student travel will require approvals by the President. Student International Travel should be requested through the Office of International Engagement and Domestic Travel through the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement for appropriate approvals.

  • Employee domestic and foreign travel may be permitted based on mission-critical criteria as outlined by The Texas A&M University System with the approval of the appropriate VP and the President.
  • Employees traveling internationally should continue to seek CDC and A&M System guidance on quarantine and testing requirements prior to arrival.

Please note:

  • Effective December 6, 2021, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.
  • Noncitizens who are nonimmigrants:
    • Seeking to enter the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States from a foreign country.
    • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order.

More information can be found by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html

At this time, anyone traveling internationally must:

  1. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms upon return
  2. Test 5 days after returning, and
  3. Present a negative viral test result to Student Health Services or HR before being allowed to return to school or work, respectively.

If unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated:

  1. Self-quarantine for a full 7 days after arrival into the United States.
  2. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
  3. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

If vaccinated:

  1. No quarantine is required, however, the use of a face covering for 14 days upon return is strongly encouraged.

*International travel includes travel to México other than to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. Travel beyond Nuevo Laredo is considered International travel.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to help keep both TAMIU and our community safe.

Please travel safely and be well.

Students planning to study abroad are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance is separate from the required medical insurance and provides partial or full reimbursement in the event your trip must be canceled. The University will not be responsible for any lost deposits or travel expenses resulting from canceled trips.

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