GVSU Travel Policy Update:

Revised 6/25/2021


Risk levels for COVID-19 vary significantly between communities, states and countries. Additionally, risk levels may fluctuate over relatively short periods of time. Travel to areas with high rates of community transmission increases risk of becoming infected and spreading COVID-19 to others. The best way to reduce the risk of becoming ill is to get vaccinated and to avoid non-essential travel to high-risk areas.

Prior to making travel arrangements, all employees and students should consider the COVID-19 risk level at their destination. 

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wait at least 2 weeks after your final dose to travel


  • Domestic travel
    • The COVID Risk Level map provides risk level by county and state. Higher risk areas are reflected on the map by orange and red colors.


  • International travel
    • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel recommendations by country
      • Level 4 countries, where the COVID-19 risk is very high, must be avoided regardless of vaccination status
    • Unvaccinated travelers- upon your return:
      • Complete self-assessment for 14 days to monitor for symptoms
      • Get tested 3-5 days after travel
      • If you do not get tested you need to quarantine for 10 days after you return from travel
      • If you receive a negative COVID-19 test, quarantine for 7 days
        • Self-isolation will be required if the test is positive


  • During travel, and while at destination, employees and students are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC guidance for travelers to reduce risk of contracting and spreading the virus.