University-sponsored Travel

This policy remains in place for travel through May 31; please see the Summer 2021 Travel Policy for new guidelines for travel starting June 1.

All international or domestic travel on Brandeis business or with Brandeis programs, for all faculty, students, postdocs and staff, is suspended. 

This includes any travel associated with one’s scholarly activities as a Brandeis employee, even travel funded by a government grant, foundation, company or another university. 

Rare exceptions to this policy will be considered, but the request must be made in writing to the Provost.

Personal Travel

Brandeis urges extreme caution and judgment before engaging in any travel.

Massachusetts is advising travelers from out of state, domestically or internationally, including those returning home to Massachusetts, to quarantine for 10 days, unless they have received a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to their arrival, or any time after their arrival. Those who are fully vaccinated also do not have to quarantine after traveling. 

The U.S. Department of State requires all air passengers, including U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, to submit a negative COVID-19 test (or proof of recovery) taken within three calendar days of departure for the U.S. before they may board their flight. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may travel throughout Massachusetts. 

In case of an emergency that requires a student to travel out of state, the student must notify the Dean of Students Office and follow Massachusetts state guidelines regarding COVID-19 travel quarantine upon return to campus.

Graduate Students

Graduate students must register their travel with Graduate Student Affairs. Please fill out the Graduate Student Traveling Reporting Form and let Jessica Basile ( know if you have any questions.