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What is the policy for families that travel? (Updated 12/16/20)

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford recommends delaying travel, especially if you are not fully vaccinated.

Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals are required to comply with campus access restrictions and testing requirements following personal or university-sponsored travel. In addition, visitors and guests coming to campus must also complete a daily Health Attestation form.

Effective November 27, 2021, travelers are required to adhere to the following:

  • Fully vaccinated, returning from domestic travel: No period of restricted activity.
  • Not fully vaccinated, returning from domestic or international travel: Restrict activities (as defined below) until receiving a negative Day 5 test result.
  • Fully vaccinated, returning from international travel: Restrict activities until receiving a negative Day 0 test result. After receiving a negative Day 0 test result but before receiving a negative Day 5 test result, resume in-person activities but refrain from indoor public dining and continue wearing face coverings indoors and in crowded spaces.

Vaccinated individuals returning from international travel may not come to shared spaces, including class, until they receive a negative COVID test result taken on Day 0 (immediately upon return). They must also take a test on Day 5.

Unvaccinated students and employees who have traveled internationally may not return to campus, except housing, until a Day 5 negative test.

Following international travel, all individuals must wear a face covering indoors and in crowded spaces outdoors, and not engage in indoor dining until receiving a negative Day 5 test result.

Until Nov. 27, 2021, all individuals returning from personal or university-sponsored international travel may not engage in unrestricted activities on campus until they submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at least 5 days after returning to California.

Travel to Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories and possessions is considered domestic travel.

As with all policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, this guidance is subject to changing health conditions.

Our facilities are complying with the university’s travel policies and we are enforcing these with all families enrolled in on-site childcare, as well as with potential tours of enrolling families. Please review Stanford’s travel policies, including requirements for returning to Stanford after traveling.