Coronavirus Updates

Your health and safety is always our top priority. Notre Dame International continues to monitor developments related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will post updates here.

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Notre Dame remains committed to advocating for our international student community. Recent developments in rules from the U.S. government have caused Notre Dame to take the following actions:

October 21, 2020: Notre Dame files formal comment on the DHS Proposed Rule regarding Duration of Status

October 20, 2020: Letter from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., sent to the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security regarding the proposed rule change to the current Duration of Status policy

July 14, 2020: Statement from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the status of international students

July 9, 2020: Notre Dame to file brief in support of Harvard, MIT court motion

July 9, 2020: Letter from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., sent to the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security regarding new visa rules for international students

July 8, 2020: Notre Dame International responds to latest ICE guidelines

General Information

  • The University’s international travel restrictions remain in effect. Please refer to the University’s travel policies for fall, winter and spring, including restrictions and requirements, on the here.nd.edu website.
  • NDI’s campus staff are working remotely as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and until further notice.
  • The Beijing, Jerusalem, and Rome Global Gateways are operating on a limited basis. All other Gateways and Centers remain closed and staff are working remotely.

International Travel Updates

Beginning January 26, 2021, all air passengers arriving to the US are subject to new testing and entry protocols. If you are traveling to the US, contact your airline for more information about what kind of COVID-19 test they will accept and how to submit your results. In addition to the requirement to submit a negative test prior to boarding, the CDC also strongly recommends that you are tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home for 7 days. If you are a returning student, faculty or staff member from abroad, please contact the CRU Hotline at 574-634-4373 (HERE) to schedule a test upon your return to the US.

Previously in August 2020, the CDC and Department of State lifted their respective global health advisories, which were issued in March 2020 and advised US citizens to not travel abroad due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

With health and safety conditions improving in some countries while deteriorating in others, both the CDC and Department of State in close coordination have returned to their previous systems of individual country risk assessments and country-specific levels of advice (CDC levels 1-3 and DOS levels 1-4, depending on country-specific conditions). Both the CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations and Department of State Travel Advisory levels for all countries worldwide were updated today.

Please note: International travel remains very complicated with entry restrictions and requirements subject to change at any time. The vast majority of countries also remain at a CDC level 3 (avoid non-essential travel) or level 4 (avoid all travel) and DOS level 3 (reconsider travel) or 4 (do not travel). Furthermore, the University’s international travel restrictions remain in effect. Please refer to the University’s travel policies for fall, winter and spring, including restrictions and requirements, on the here.nd.edu website.

NDI continues to closely monitor health and safety conditions across the world and will provide updates as conditions evolve. If you have any questions about international travel, please contact travelregistry@nd.edu.

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