Coronavirus

Travel Information

The College has issued a restriction on all nonessential travel for staff and students.The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel globally. The CDC recommends that older adults or those who have chronic medical conditions consider postponing all travel.

CDC Travel Health Notices

  • Global COVID Outbreak Notice (Level 2 Travel Health Notice)
  • The US State Department has issued a Global Health Advisory of level 4: Do Not Travel 
  • All non-essential travel between the United States and Mexico has been halted. Non-essential travel includes tourism or recreational travel. This joint initiative will commence at 00:01 Saturday, March 21 throughout the US-Mexico land border for a period of 30 days, subject to extension upon review.

Please refer to this page for any updates on college-wide travel restrictions. The College is actively monitoring CDC travel guidelines in order to respond to changes in CDC levels and to assess how those changes should affect our practices and operations.

Students or Staff who Have Recently Traveled and Returned 

Any student, staff or faculty member who has recently returned from an international trip should take increased caution to monitor their own health and take precautions to avoid infecting others. We recommend a self-quarantine succeeding international travel to affected with a CDC as Level 2 or higher. As well as those exhibiting symptoms of illness.

CCS International Travel Policies 

The College recognizes that international travel has associated risks and has developed the following policies to protect students and staff abroad. We request that any person traveling internationally, and affiliated with CCS, register their trip with CCS, so that we can adequately respond in case of an emergency. 

Student Travel to High Risk Destinations 

Staff Travel to High Risk Destinations 

Travel Registry Students 

Travel Registry Staff and Faculty

International Travel 

Travel Bans Currently in Place

For travel inquiries and up-to-date information on travel bans, please visit COVID-19 Country Specific Information for updated Embassy information. 

Presidential Proclamations Regarding Novel Coronavirus

  • On January 31 President Trump signed a proclamation barring entry to the United States of most foreign nationals who traveled to China within the past 14 days. Presidential Proclamation 1-31-20
  • On February 29, President Trump signed a proclamation that expanded restrictions to include all aliens who were physically present within the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.  Presidential Proclamation 2-29-20
  • On March 13, President Trump signed a proclamation that restricts travel to the United States from foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries.  This does not apply to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.  Presidential Proclamation 3-13-20
  • On March 14, President Trump signed a proclamation that restricts travel to the United States from foreign nationals who have recently been in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  This does not apply to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Presidential Proclamation 3-14-20
  • April 20, 2020 DHS update: US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders.
    *Updated 85 FR 31503 (May 26, 2020), indefinite extension "until the CDC Director determines that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States from covered aliens has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health," to be reviewed every 30 days * this may not include individuals seeking to attend educational institutions. But could affect those seeking to have a new Visa processed at the border. Please call ahead to the port of entry, if trying to enter to travel to CCS.
  • May 24-25, 2020 Brazil: Proclamation of May 24, 2020. Suspends entry into the United States of all aliens (immigrants, nonimmigrants, and other non-U.S. citizens) who were physically present within the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

Visa Services Suspended Worldwide

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates will cancel all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020.