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Travel

Personal Travel

When traveling for personal reasons, employees and students should review and follow CDC guidance and considerations for domestic and international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Planner can be used by travelers to find COVID-19 information for the state, local, territorial and tribal communities they are visiting or passing through.

CDC recommends delaying all travel until you are fully vaccinated* because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. However, CDC also acknowledges that international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated* international travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants. Certain domestic and international destinations may require you to provide additional documentation or be connected to specific travel restrictions so it is important to check your travel destination for any additional requirements before you leave.

Appointment-based PCR testing at the Boise State COVID Testing Center is available, voluntary and offered to all members of the campus community at no cost.

As a reminder, any campus community member exhibiting symptoms or who has come in close contact with a COVID-positive individual should contact the public health office at publichealth@boisestate.edu or (208) 426-2968.

* Persons are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19:

  • 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

University Sponsored Travel

Until further notice, university sponsored travel for faculty, staff, and students must be approved by the appropriate supervisor and, if needed, in consultation with the university’s public health office.

Transportation to and from university sponsored travel can include public transportation such as air travel or for shorter distances may include employees traveling in separate vehicles, together in a single vehicle or the use of the university’s Motor Pool. Drivers and passengers are required to wear facial coverings, and unvaccinated individuals should maintain physical distance while traveling with others in the same vehicle for these purposes. COVID-19 protocols connected with use of the university’s Motor Pool can be found on their website. All individuals have the option to utilize Boise State COVID-19 testing resources prior to travel.

However, please note that sitting within 6 ft and for more than 15 minutes during the infectious period of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (based on CDC guidelines and dependent on federal guidelines associated with vaccination status) may result in a requirement to quarantine. Please refer to our Testing and Quarantine Exemptions Web page as to possible exemptions from quarantine.

In all cases, individuals returning to campus from approved travel, or visitors being invited to campus, may, at the discretion of the university’s public health office, be required to quarantine in the local area and/or test negative for COVID before entering university owned or controlled spaces.

* Persons are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19:

  • 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