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Stay safe during travel - COVID-19

Domestic Travel

Domestic travel is defined as lasting 24 hours or longer to states or US territories other than those connected to NJ (i.e., PA, NY, DE).

Domestic Travel (Overnight)

Only fully vaccinated students and employees are permitted to travel overnight on a college sponsored trip (irrespective of the location). Following guidelines, all individuals are required to wear a face covering on all modes of public transportation (bus, air, van, train, and transportation hubs). Medical or religious exemptions will not be permitted for overnight travel.

Domestic Travel (Day Trips)

Students and employees may engage in college-sponsored, day-trip travel. Following guidelines, all individuals are required to wear a face covering on all modes of public transportation (bus, air, van, and transportation hubs).

  • Vaccinated: Students and employees are not required to get tested before or after travel, nor are they required to quarantine upon a return. All will self-monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop.
  • Unvaccinated: The student or employee will seek a COVID-19 test 1-3 days before the trip. The student or employee will be required to get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after the trip and self-quarantine for 7 full days after travel. If a negative result, stay home and self-quarantine for 7 full days. If the student or employee did not seek a test, the quarantine period is 10 days after travel.

International Travel

Employees or students attending college-sponsored international experiences are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At times, alumni, retirees, or other college volunteers/affiliates have been onboarded to assist in leading international experiences. All must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Upon a return, the fully vaccinated traveler is not required to self-quarantine, but is recommended to get a viral, COVID-19 test 3-5 days after travel and report positive results to the proper authorities at the College. Travelers should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The College will assess international experiences against the CDC’s Travel Recommendations by Destination. The CDC identified Level 4 countries, which advise travelers to avoid those destinations, will not be approved for college-sponsored travel. The College will consider travel to Level 3 countries on a case by case basis but non-essential travel to these countries should be avoided. For additional information, please be guided by Ramapo’s International Travel webpage.

Study Abroad

Students and employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in any faculty/staff led study abroad program (or Alternative Break trips). Medical or religious exemptions will not be accepted. The College will assess international experiences against the CDC’s Travel Recommendations by Destination. The CDC identified Level 4 countries, which advise travelers to avoid those destinations, will not be approved for college-sponsored travel. The College will consider travel to Level 3 countries on a case by case basis but non-essential travel to these countries should be avoided.

Students who are not vaccinated or receive a medical or religious exemption may participate in a third-party provider program coordinated by the Roukema Center for International Education, only if there are no vaccine requirements established by the provider or host institution or as per travel/destination country restrictions.

Travel Registry

The College requires utilization of a Travel Registry to collect information from COVID-19 unvaccinated students and employees who are traveling to international or domestic locations. The Travel registry is also used for vaccinated students and employees traveling internationally or traveling via a cruise. Registry information is used to determine required post-travel self-quarantining, contact tracing purposes, and to provide recommended steps to take for post-travel COVID-19 testing.

General CDC Travel Guidance

Definition Of Being Fully Vaccinated

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Ramapo

International and Domestic Travel Registry Questionnaire