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International Students: COVID-19 FAQS

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Testing and Quarantine Requirements After Arrival in the U.S.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated students arriving from abroad will need to test and quarantine upon arrival in the US. These requirements have been set under the guidance of our public health officials and medical experts, and are stricter than the CDC guidelines for testing/quarantine following international travel. These additional requirements (noted below) may change prior to your travel date. Students arriving from abroad are urged to make their travel plans known to the International Studies Office by completing this survey so the University can advise and assist them with testing and/or quarantine requirements based on their individual vaccination status and date of arrival in the US.

  • Vaccinated Students (you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose of the vaccine): Both quarantine and testing upon arrival in the US are required. Continue to quarantine until post-arrival testing returns (about 48 hours).
  • Unvaccinated Students (includes partially vaccinated, vaccinated non-EUA/EUL): Quarantine for 7 days and test upon arrival in the US as well as on days 5-6. Quarantine, post-arrival testing, and day 5-6 testing are all required (anticipate completion of quarantine on day 7). Unvaccinated students must complete the full quarantine before scheduling their first vaccine dose. SHW is not administering COVID-19 vaccines – students should use or visit UVA Health to schedule their vaccination.  If you have questions about the timing or your vaccination, please contact Medical Services at SHW by calling (434) 924-5362 and ask to schedule a phone call with a Registered Nurse.
  • Testing:
    • All tests must be a COVID-19 PCR test.
    • Tests may be obtained at any COVID-19 testing site, including UVA BeSafe testing locations. Please visit for testing locations, hours, and additional details.
    • Test results fulfilling the above requirements must be uploaded to the HealthyHoos Patient Portal
      • If your result(s) are negative, you are cleared to begin living, learning, and working on Grounds.
      • If your result is positive, please self-isolated and contact SHW for further advice.
    • PLEASE NOTE that COVID-19 testing at SHW is reserved for symptomatic students, and all asymptomatic testing (included that related to travel) should be completed using BeSafe testing sites or other convenient testing locations.