Travel, I-20, and F-1 Visa

This page was last updated on May 21, 2021.

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COVID-19 Travel Checklist

  1. Check your I-20 and F-1 visa. Make sure your I-20 travel signature is valid and you have the necessary documents to enter the U.S. in F-1 status.

  2. Determine if you will be subject to entry/exit restrictions at any of your layover stops. Check with your airline, the airport(s) you are traveling through, and the COVID-19 Country-Specific Information page.

  3. Get a COVID-19 test within three days of your departure to the U.S. Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result or recent COVID-19 recovery is required for all air passengers entering the U.S. (including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people). Read the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and testing requirements.

  4. Read about Berklee's COVID-19 safety campaign and COVID-19 testing requirements on the Keeping Our Community Healthy page.

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Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 (May 21, 2021)

In general, the COVID-19 entry restrictions below prevent travelers from entering the U.S. if they were physically present in a listed country or region at any time during the 14 days before coming to the U.S. Note that this may include individuals with layovers or connecting flights through these areas. Exceptions may apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and others. 

If your itinerary includes connecting flights or layovers through restricted countries, you must determine if you will be subject to entry/exit restrictions at any of your layover stops. Check with your airline, the airport(s) you are traveling through, and the COVID-19 Country-Specific Information page.

Countries with COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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I-20 and Travel Signature

Note: The information below applies to continuing students. The Undergraduate Admissions page has information for accepted and entering international students.

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F-1 Visa

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Passport

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Travel to and Within the U.S. (Including Puerto Rico)

COVID-19: Review restrictions and testing requirements before making plans to travel. If you plan to travel to another state within the U.S., check your destination's health department site for COVID-19 travel information.

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