The U.S. government has taken unprecedented steps with respect to travel in response to the growing public health threat posed by COVID-19:
The CDC has issued travel guidance related to COVID-19. For the most up-to-date travel restrictions and guidelines, please visit the CDC Information for Travel page.
On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
Contact the SMC International Education Center (IEC) for support with any questions, concerns or needs:
Students who are sick should stay home, engage in social distancing, and contact their primary care provider. If students don’t have a primary care provider, they can call Student Health Services at 310-434-4262. Students should not come in to Student Health as the office will only be providing remote services via telephone and zoom.
International students can receive all medical referrals for primary and specialty care via telephone or zoom from Student Health. Call 310-434-4262.
SMC encourages everyone to protect themselves from illness, such as the cold, flu, and COVID-19 by following the recommended actions:
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Wear a face mask.
- Get a flu shot.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a bent elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.