UCLA is following the travel advisory issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which points to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on returning from domestic and international travel.

Major points of that guidance for faculty, staff and students are listed below. For full details, please visit the CDC’s travel page.


Returning from travel within the U.S. 

If your travel involved situations with a greater risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as being in crowded places while not wearing a well-fitting mask, it is recommended that you:

  • Take a COVID-19 test, either through a lab or at home, upon your return
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms

If you test positive or develop symptoms, follow isolation and quarantine protocols


Returning from international travel

If you are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, it is recommended that you: 

  • Stay at home and self-quarantine for five days after your return to the U.S.

It is recommended that all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status: 

  • Take a COVID-19 test, either through a lab or at home, within three to five days after their return 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms

If you test positive or develop symptoms, follow isolation and quarantine protocols

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