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International Students: COVID-19 FAQS

For general information and FAQS about UVA's COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit

If I have been vaccinated in my home country, will I need to be re-vaccinated when I arrive in the United States?

The University will accept any vaccine that is on the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL).  If you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine included on the WHO EUL, you do not need to be re-vaccinated.  Please upload your complete vaccine record via the HealthyHoos patient portal (login using Netbadge ID.)  If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not included on the WHO EUL, please complete and upload this temporary waiver form by July 1, 2021. To upload this form, login into the HealthyHoos patient portal using Netbadge, click "Uploads," and select "COVID-19 Vaccine Temporary Exemption Upload."  Student Health and Wellness will consult with you to determine the best course of action upon your arrival in the United States.

Do I need to translate my vaccine record if it is not in English?

No.  Please upload your vaccine record in its original form.  Student Health and Wellness will contact you if they have difficulty reading/translating it.

I do not have access to WHO-approved vaccines or will not be able to be fully vaccinated by July 1 in my home country.  Can I still come to the University this fall/start my program on time?

Yes.  International students who do not have access to vaccines on the WHO EUL may complete and upload this temporary waiver fom by July 1, 2021. To upload this form, login into the HealthyHoos patient portal using Netbadge, click "Uploads," and select "COVID-19 Vaccine Temporary Exemption Upload." The University will assist you in identifying a vaccination site when you arrive in the United States.  You will need to test on arrival and participate in weekly prevalence testing until you are 14 days past your final COVID-19 vaccination dose, as well as comply with other public health measures.  

Are there testing and/or quarantine requirements that I must observe after arriving in the United States?

Yes, both vaccinated and unvaccinated students arriving from abroad will need to test and quarantine upon arrival. 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.

  • Vaccinated Students (you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose of the vaccine): Both quarantine and testing upon arrival 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 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).