Business travel

Last Updated: 09-02-2021

The Continuity of Operations Task Force is prohibiting international travel from EVMS for business purposes.

Domestic travel is permitted, subject to the EVMS travel policies and COVID protocols as well as any additional guidance that may be issued by the CDC or Virginia Department of Health. 

EVMS continues to limit travel to professional meetings and conferences. Currently, the only exceptions are travel to small group working sessions directly related to funded research.

In the meantime, the Continuity of Operations Task Force is continuing to monitor the guidance provided by the CDC and VDH and will adjust protocols as appropriate.

Private travel

Last Updated: 04-29-2021 5:03 p.m.

Private travel by EVMS employees and students and travel related to Graduate Medical Education programs are governed by the following guidance.

International travel

  • No testing or quarantining is required for fully vaccinated, asymptomatic international travelers who are coming to EVMS. See the definition of "fully vaccinated." EVMS Occupational Health must have a record of immunization.
  • No testing or quarantining is required for international travelers who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 90 days. A proof of Covid-19 positive test date is required, as is a statement from a provider indicating that person is past isolation.
  • Unvaccinated international travelers must have a negative test within three days prior to travel to USA. Additionally, they need testing on day 3-5 after arrival in the USA and they need to quarantine at home until day seven. If the test result on day 3-5 after arrival is positive, then 10 days of isolation is required as is being afebrile for 24 hours.

Domestic travel

  • Asymptomatic Domestic travelers who are fully vaccinated with FDA authorized vaccines do not need testing or quarantining. Occupational Health must have a record of immunization.
  • Asymptomatic Domestic travelers who are not fully vaccinated do not need testing or quarantining unless there is a known exposure to Covid-19 or PUI or they are symptomatic. In that case, testing is done on day 5 with clearance after day 7 if they remain asymptomatic, and the test result is negative, or they are eligible to return according to the symptomatic employee protocol.

Symptomatic traveler

All symptomatic travelers need testing ASAP and should remain isolated until test results are available such that Occupational Health or Student Health can address each case. (The RedCap travel or post-exposure survey should be completed.)