Travel Guidelines

New York Institute of Technology continues to monitor local, state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of the New York Tech community.

The following resources will help you navigate how New York Tech is responding to COVID-19 as well as help you learn who members of the New York Tech community can contact for more information.

Travel and Self-Isolation Guidelines

New York Tech continues to monitor the COVID-19 disease in partnership with local, state, and federal health agencies. We ask that all members of the New York Tech community follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention country-specific risk assessments for COVID-19 and follow self-isolation requirements when traveling to and from any country on the CDC's Level 1, 2 and 3 warning list.

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Domestic Travel

University domestic travel is permitted at New York Tech. For domestic travel, note that state, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state or territorial or local health department where you are, along your route, and where you are going.

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International Travel

International travel may be limited by U.S. and foreign restrictions (please check the U.S. Department of State’s lists) and no one should plan to travel to any country that is currently deemed a high COVID-19 or security risk. We remind any student, faculty, or staff member who travels to any country on the CDC's level 2 and level 3 warning list that they should self-isolate and stay away from campus for two weeks after returning to the U.S.

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Personal Travel

New York Tech does not set requirements for personal travel, but we strongly encourage people to not travel to areas with active community transmission and/or Level 1, 2 or 3 countries. All travelers are encouraged to check the CDC's COVID-19 travel page, State Department travel advisories, and the International Air Transport Association's list of travel and entry restrictions for the latest information before departing.

Note that if you leave the country, your trip may affect your ability to return to the United States and campus.

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Study Abroad

New York Tech has suspended all institution-led international travel programs for students through December 31, 2021. Students who are traveling abroad with outside providers before December 31, 2021 are encouraged to follow outside provider travel guidelines, along with current advisories from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and are required to purchase New York Tech international health insurance and submit a waiver prior to departure releasing New York Tech of any responsibility should evacuation occur during the program.

We also remind any student, faculty or staff member who travels to any country on the CDC's Level 1, 2 and 3 warning list that they should self-isolate and stay away from campus for two weeks after returning to the U.S.

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Business Travel Advisory for Faculty/Staff

All university-related travel will be determined on an individual basis by supervisors and must be approved by a vice president. These guidelines apply to faculty, staff, and students and include, but are not limited to, travel for conferences, meetings, and events.

  • Financial considerations for canceled trips should be discussed with Beth Witkiewicz,
  • If you have recently traveled internationally to a country identified by the CDC as high risk, please follow the guidelines outlined by

New York Tech encourages the postponement of any international travel to places identified by the CDC as high risk. Should you or a member of your household travel to any high-risk countries outlined by the CDC, you must notify Human Resources prior returning to work. As a precaution, you may be required to work remotely for up to two weeks in order to identify any possible exposure.

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Public Transportation Tips

Here are tips from Business Insider on traveling via public transportation, such as buses, the subway, or trains:

  • Wear a face mask in buses, subways, and trains, and inside the stations.
  • Do not touch your phone while you are taking public transportation.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it the moment you leave the bus, train or subway.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • If someone is coughing or sneezing, try to move away from them.
  • Wash your hands the moment you have access to soap and water.
  • Limit contact with train and bus poles.
  • If it is possible, try to commute a bit earlier or later to avoid rush hour crowds.
  • Do not eat or drink while on public transit.
  • Sanitize your bag and keep it off the floor and other surfaces.
  • Avoid directly touching the turnstiles.

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