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Travel-Related Quarantine

While California lifted general COVID restrictions as of June 15, 2021, there are still travel-related and physical presence expectations for students, faculty, and staff pertaining to all Cal Lutheran campus/center locations.

California Lutheran University follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State of California travel guidelines as a minimum level of precaution. Refer to the KNOW website for additional policies specific to the institution.


US Domestic Travel Re-Entry

Fully Vaccinated

At present there are no re-entry, campus physical presence restrictions for community members who are vaccinated by a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).  

Not Vaccinated

If not fully vaccinated, anyone physically present on Cal Lutheran grounds is required to follow the institution’s expectations for individuals who are not vaccinated. Refer to the KNOW site for vaccine exemption and behavioral expectations (e.g., wear mask, social distance, etc.).


International Travel Re-Entry

Fully Vaccinated

When entering the United States, follow all country-specific travel requirements and refer to the US Port of Entry/Re-entry requirements. At present a person (including US citizen) entering the US who is fully vaccinated must get tested three (3) days prior to travel by air to the US, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the past three months. Following entry to the US, vaccinated travelers can be on campus without a self-quarantine period (e.g., attend class, teach, etc.) but should closely monitor their health, including obtaining the additional COVID-19 test between 3~5 days after return.

Not Vaccinated

In addition to following all country-specific travel requirements and referring to the US Port of Entry/Re-entry requirements. At present a person (including US citizen) entering the US from overseas who is not fully vaccinated should:

  • get tested three (3) days prior to travel by air to the US, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the past three months;
  • obtain a viral COVID-19 test within three-to-five (3 to 5) days after entering the USA;
  • regardless of test results, self-quarantine for seven (7) days if a negative test was obtained during the initial 3-5 days of entry, OR self-quarantine for ten (10) days if no test was obtained;
  • If a positive test was obtained indicating the traveler has COVID-19, then s/he should isolate until fully recovered; and
  • If a negative test was obtained, continue to monitor symptoms closely and refrain from unnecessary contact with at-risk communities (e.g., elderly, immune compromised, etc.) for two weeks (14 days) after entry date.

COVID-19 International Travel Guidelines


Students living on campus should follow the policy outlined by Residence Life regarding testing, quarantine, etc. International students will also receive reminders about the COVID policy for residential students through the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) email updates and pre-departure orientation sessions.  

Faculty, staff, and students should refer to the university’s travel status to review protocols to petition for approval of travel, if applicable.

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