Travel Guidelines

Updated 8/4/21

The MBL has resumed MBL-sponsored international and domestic as well as non-essential personal travel. All travelers are encouraged to consult the Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Advisory and CDC’s guidelines and requirements for travel for more information.

It is our expectation that all MBL staff and visitors, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption (e.g. proof of full vaccination), are required to quarantine for 10 days, or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in or return to Massachusetts. COVID-19 test results should be emailed to human resources prior to returning onto campus.

The MBL has designated quarantine housing that is reserved only for those who test positive or have close contact with COVID-19 positive case while on campus.

Effective January 26, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requiring all air passengers entering the United States to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. Passengers are required to get a viral test within 72 hours before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result to the airline. Passengers who have had lab-confirmed COVID-19 within the past three months can travel to the U.S. if they present the approved positive test result and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating the customer has been cleared for travel. For more information, see the CDC’s order and related press release.

Travelers should take precautions following international travel and should consult with the U.S. Department of State website for COVID-19 information regarding international travel.