Updated 08/01/2020 05:26 PM

Northeastern is actively working towards fall reopening and welcoming our students to campus. Our number one priority remains the health and wellbeing of our community. The reopening of each of Northeastern’s campus locations is informed by guidance from public health and government authorities, and may be accelerated or decelerated based on real-time COVID-19 data.

We are working to support your safe travel to Northeastern. The information on this website is intended to help you arrange your travel.  Please carefully read the below information and check this page regularly to inform your fall 2020 academic term planning. As always, we are available to answer your questions and to provide comprehensive advice and information on resources that may be helpful to you.

If you have questions, please email us at:

[email protected] – for travel advice and itinerary registration assistance.

[email protected] – for any assistance with your travel document.

If you need immediate assistance while traveling, call +1.312.470.3108 (for international assistance) or +1.617.373.2121 (if you need the assistance at a U.S. Port of Entry).



The university understands that international travel during this time may be challenging due to restrictions and guidelines issued by individual countries.

Please be advised that requirements to enter any country, including the United States, are subject to change without notice. The university cannot confirm that you will be admitted into any specific country as entry into any country is at the sole discretion of the immigration/government authorities of that country, and the requirements may vary from country to country.

The following guidance is solely for informational purposes. It is your decision whether you chose to travel to campus.  You should adhere to the health and travel guidance issued by your home country, and the countries that you intend to depart from, transit through (if applicable), and arrive to.

Any mention of a transit country or airline does not constitute an endorsement of the country or airline.

Where possible, we have provided the direct link to public resources and government issued guidance. If the link is broken (this may happen frequently as information is changing on a regular basis), please notify [email protected].

Guidance For All Travelers:

Step-by-step to-do list:

2 Have your travel documents printed and signed, if necessary. If you need assistance with travel documents, please email [email protected] You will need the following travel documents:

  • Valid entry visa to the US
  • I-20 / DS-2019 / Other visa supporting documents

3 Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your intended entry into the U.S.

4 Request and receive a Northeastern University Visa and Travel Support Letter

5 Make travel arrangements. We encourage you, if possible, to make Boston the port of entry into the U.S, so that we are able to provide you with additional support.

6 Notify the university of your travel by entering your itinerary information in the university’s Travel Registry (found on the myNortheastern Portal by searching for “My Travel Plans”). This will enable us to provide you specific assistance in the case of an emergency.

7 Determine what is needed for you to comply with relevant regulations to depart, transit/make connections, and enter the U.S., according to your citizenship(s) and immigration documentation for each transit point.

  • You should be aware of the specific exit requirements from your point of origin and the entry requirements at any transit points as well as at the port of entry in the U.S. (which may be different depending on the local requirements of the state in the U.S.) Your ability to depart and enter will depend on your meeting these requirements.  If in doubt, you should contact the relevant immigration or government authority.  Special attention should be paid to:
    • Any required quarantine periods at each point of travel.
    • Any testing requirements or the need for a proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to departing from the first leg of your itinerary (this may or may not be needed, and the timeframe of the test may vary by the destination).
  • Adhere to airline requirements for face covering and social distancing.

8 Follow the local entry/travel requirements and public health guidance issued by the state in the U.S. where your Northeastern campus is located:

Specific Information for Select Countries:


You can find more helpful information here:


As always, we are here to support you. Please contact us at: [email protected] – for any assistance with your travel document.

[email protected] – for travel advice and itinerary registration assistance.

If you need assistance while traveling, call +1.312.470.3108 (for international assistance) or +1.617.373.2121 (if you need the assistance at a U.S. Port of Entry).