These guidelines are designed to help CSUSB’s current and prospective international students prepare to travel to the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year. We are so excited to welcome you back to our beautiful campus. If you have a question that’s not covered here, please feel free to contact us directly. Go Coyotes!
Questions and Answers
- Do I have to quarantine before I can come to campus?
- CSUSB follows California’s state guidelines for quarantines. Therefore, we recommend international students add travel time in case they need to quarantine.
- When should I plan to arrive in the United States?
- International students can arrive in the US up to 30 days before their program starts. For example, if your program starts on August 23, you can arrive in the US as early as July 23.
- Do I need any COVID-related certification or a negative test result to come to CSUSB?
- Yes, all international students must have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the US. In addition, facial masks are required in airports and on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation. Please review the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) New Travel Requirements
- Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine during the Fall 2021 semester?
- Yes, starting April 15, 2021, every California resident age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Please review these guidelines from the California Department of Public Health
- To get a vaccine, you will need to demonstrate proof that you live in California. Some documents that can establish proof of residency are rental/lease agreements, utility bills (including cellphone bills), proof of tuition payment, insurance documents, bank statements, or a California driver’s license.
- The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. For more detailed information, please check the CDC website.
For additional information and resources, please review the following websites from other agencies involved in the international student life cycle.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Visit the CDC website to learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, steps to protect yourself and other resources.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Visit DHS.gov/coronavirus to learn about arrival restrictions and where flights from specified countries are being redirected to due to COVID-19. See also the DHS Study in the States.
- CSUSB’s central website for information and updates regarding COVID-19. https://www.csusb.edu/covid-19
- U.S. Department of State: Visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website for all guidance regarding travel and restrictions.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Visit the USCIS website for information on field office appointments and application support.
- U.S. Transportation Security Administration:: Visit the TSA website for information on travel during this time.