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U.S. Travel Policy Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for International Arrivals Effective Nov. 8

The White House has announced that foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. must provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination effective Nov. 8, 2021. Acceptable vaccines will include FDA approved or authorized vaccines and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines.

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with agencies to develop guidance to help airlines and foreign travelers to comply with the travel policy. They expect this guidance to be available well before the Nov. 8 effective date.

Members of the UIC international community planning to travel internationally during the coming months are encouraged to frequently review CDC and DOS webpages regarding COVID-19 safety policy and Presidential travel restriction updates. Additionally, information about COVID-19 safety protocol at UIC can be found at As always, reach out to the Office of International Services with questions, as needed.

OIS will continue to monitor this situation and will update the UIC community when new information becomes available. Questions about this announcement or anything related to the UIC international community can always be directed to the Office of International Services at or (312) 996-3121.