FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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December 29, 2022

CDC Announces Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement from Air Passengers Entering the United States from the People’s Republic of China

Source: Centers for Disease Control

Starting at 12:01 AM ET on January 5, 2023 all air passengers two years and older originating from the PRC will be required to get a test (such as a PCR test or an antigen self-test administered and monitored by a telehealth service or a licensed provider).

More information will be made available by CDC in the coming days. For a list of authorized tests, check here.

Read the full CDC article

January 27, 2022

CDC Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19

Source: Centers for Disease Control

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

Read the full requirements for negative COVID-19 tests/proof of recovery

January 22, 2022

COVID Vaccine and Test Requirements for U.S. Entry

Source: NAFSA, CDC

Non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant individuals entering the U.S. are required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test for entry.

Individuals entering the United States at land or ferry ports of entry must show proof of full vaccination status.

Individuals entering the United States by air must show proof of full vaccination status and proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery. See detailed vaccine and testing requirements for air entry

November 21, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19

Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stakeholders about the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) on SEVP-certified schools and F and M students.

Download the FAQ document

April 26, 2021

ICE Continues March 2020 Guidance for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Source: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will extend the guidance originally issued in March 2020 for the 2021-22 academic year. This guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19.

Download the full announcement regarding distance learning

February 4, 2021

CBP to Comply With Presidential Executive Order Requiring Face Masks at Ports of Entry

Source: US Customs and Border Protection

Effective Feb. 2, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is enforcing the requirement that travelers wear face masks at all air, land and sea ports of entry in the United States in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order Regarding the Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks While on Public Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs.

Read more about mask requirements during travel