Are students arriving from outside the U.S. required to quarantine and/or be tested for COVID-19? If I am vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still have to quarantine and test?

Summer and Fall 2021 Protocols for Students Arriving From International Locations

Effective May 10, 2021 — Please note that these protocols are subject to change

For students who are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Approved vaccines:

These vaccines have FDA EUA approval and/or are WHO-approved. Please note that if you receive a two-dose vaccine, both doses must be from the same manufacturer.

Platform Vaccine name Manufacturer
mRNA BNT162b2/Tozinameran/COMIRNATY® Pfizer-BioNTech
mRNA mRNA-1273 Moderna
Ad26 Ad26.COV2.S Johnson&Johnson
ChAdOx1 Azd1222 AstraZeneca; MFDS Korea
ChAdOx1 Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19) Serum Institute India
Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant Sinopharm Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd
Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant CoronaVac (formerly PiCoVacc) Sinovac Biotech
Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant COVAXIN Bharat Biotech
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For students who are not fully vaccinated

  • You will need to self-quarantine for 7 days after arrival in the U.S. and be tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after arrival (regardless of the outcome of the test, you will need to complete the full 7-day self-quarantine). 
  • A limited amount of self-quarantine space will be available on campus at no charge. Students who self-quarantine elsewhere will be responsible for all lodging expenses.  
  • Email PPHC at to make self-quarantine and COVID-19 testing arrangements.
  • Note: Purdue intends to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to unvaccinated students upon arrival, if desired. PPHC will help you make vaccination arrangements.