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

Summer 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

  • Submit documentation of your vaccination to PPHC here.
  • You will need to be tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after arrival in the U.S.
  • No self-quarantine protocol is required, but you must report any COVID-19 symptoms to PPHC if they arise.
  • You must email quarantine@121.health to ensure appropriate vaccination documentation is on-file and to schedule a COVID-19 test with PPHC.

Approved vaccines:

These vaccines have FDA EUA approval and/or are WHO-approved.

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

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 quarantine@121.health 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.