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Office of Global Affairs shares updates on international travel

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced new COVID-19 testing requirements for all persons entering the United States from abroad. These new measures go into effect on Jan. 26 and will require a viral test be administered within the three days prior to traveling.  

Travelers entering the United States must submit written documentation of their results to their airline prior to their flight, or they will be denied boarding. These measures are to help curb the further spread of COVID-19 and are coupled with the CDC’s recommendation that those returning to the United States from abroad be retested within three-to-five days of their return. If you do plan to travel, it’s important to review the specific requirements of your airline prior to testing to ensure you meet all necessary requirements for your return.

All University-related travel, both domestic and international, remains extremely limited and requires prior authorization from the unit vice president or college/school dean. All WVU travelers are expected to follow the University’s travel guidelines and return protocols before returning to campus. 

Additionally, all international travel must be registered with the Office of Global Affairs. This step ensures compliance with the University’s risk management procedures and ensures that travelers are enrolled in our international health insurance plan, as well granted access to ISOS, our overseas security provider. Register your travel.

Questions about international travel and registration should be directed to Global Affairs at