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Travel Reminder

Travel reminder

Now that the spring 2023 semester is over, ASU’s International Students and Scholars Center wishes you a successful and safe summer. If you are deciding whether to travel during the summer break, we want you to have this important information. 

Travel reminders 

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

As per a recent White House announcement, individuals planning to re-enter the U.S. must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the U.S. until the end of day on May 11, 2023.  

Any ASU student not yet vaccinated can receive vaccines for free on campus at any ASU Health Services location. ASU Health Services has locations on all four campuses, and you can make an appointment through the patient health portal or walk in.  

After May 11, international travelers will no longer need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the U.S.

Travel assistance

Prior to traveling to the U.S. for the start of the fall 2023 semester, please review our travel website for important information and reminders. This webpage contains a list of documents required for re-entry. 

Additionally, please download, print and carefully read the ASU support letter linked below. Remember to bring a physical copy of this document in your carry-on luggage during your travels.

ASU support letter 

Need a travel signature? 

If you are a student with a continued attendance I-20 and are planning to travel back to the U.S., remember to check page 2 of your I‐20 or page 1 of your DS‐2019 for a valid travel signature. You can review our website for additional documentation required when re-entering the U.S.

-- DC = current students --

Travel signatures are required to re-enter the U.S., and are valid for one year from the date last signed for current students.

-- DC = Post-OPT or STEM-OPT --

Travel signatures are required to re-enter the U.S. for students on Post-OPT or STEM-OPT, and are valid for six months from the date last signed.

-- End DC --

If you are traveling within the U.S., you do not need a travel signature, but you must carry identification documents with you, including your I‐20 or DS‐2019, a printout of your I‐94, and a valid passport.

How to get a travel signature

Submit your travel signature request for your I-20 or DS-2019 document using the ISSC self-service portal. Remember that a travel signature is not required to depart the U.S. It is only required when re-entering.