University Summer Travel Policy

May 3, 2021

Dear Staff and Faculty,

As vaccines are more widely administered throughout the general population and the Brandeis community, we recognize that safer travel is possible, as fully-vaccinated travelers are less likely to acquire and spread COVID-19. The policy outlined below applies to staff, faculty, or students who wish to engage in university-sponsored travel. We ask that faculty and staff share this policy with any graduate or undergraduate students who wish to travel for research, internships or other curricular engagements associated with their scholarly activities. The complete policy is available on the COVID-19 Response website.

Beginning June 1, university-sponsored travel may resume under the following guidelines. (Please note - existing policies related to travel remain in place through May 31.)

For domestic travel, all travelers must:


For international travel, all travelers must, in addition to the domestic travel requirements noted above: After travel: Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and wishing to engage in university sponsored travel — domestic or international — must seek the permission of their Dean or VP and must quarantine away from campus until they receive a negative result from a COVID-19 test after their return. Since all members of our community are now eligible for vaccines and we are offering two vaccination clinics next month, we strongly encourage anyone planning to travel to get vaccinated before their departure.

We trust this revised policy will help you make plans for your summer travel activities, while continuing to maintain your good health.

Sincerely,

Carol Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration