Inbound Travel

As the COVID-19 has evolved, the UO has been hard at work creating and implementing contingency plans to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

International Inbound Travelers
Given the dynamic nature of the impacts of COVID-19, UO is collecting basic information from all arriving international faculty, students, and visiting scholars with plans to arrive in the coming weeks and months in order to best assist them upon their arrival.

Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Entry to U.S.: The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced that beginning January 26, all air passengers arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding. This order applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. This order only applies to air travel to the U.S. and does not apply to land border crossings from Canada or Mexico. The airline will enforce a COVID-19 negative test result of documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding.

For more information including frequently asked questions, please refer to the CDC website: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC . Locations and availability of COVID-19 testing by country can be found here:

We have created a web form for each of the following types of inbound international travelers (see definitions and examples below) to be completed as soon as possible, but no later than 7 days prior to arrival.

  • Short Term Guests and Candidates
    These are individuals traveling to campus from outside the UO who plan to be on campus for a period of less than an academic term (or three months). Examples include guest speakers, research collaborators, search candidates, etc. The form should be completed by the visitor’s or guest’s host department. Note: Travel should be reconsidered entirely if current CDC guidelines indicate that the traveler will be subject to a self-isolation period upon arrival.
  • Returning Students
    These are matriculated, degree-seeking students enrolled in UO classes for spring and arriving or returning from international locations. The form is to be completed by all students returning from outside the U.S.
  • Incoming Employees and Long Term Visiting Scholars 
    New International faculty or staff member or a long-term visiting scholar. Examples include new faculty or staff, postdoctoral fellows, research collaborators, etc. This form is to be completed by the visitor but may also be completed by the home department or sponsoring department.

Domestic Inbound Travelers
While we are not currently collecting information on domestic visitors, please use your best judgment when inviting people to campus during this time. We remind all prospective travelers and hosting departments to keep abreast of the following sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization (WHO), and similar agencies issuing policy in the state from which the traveler is coming.