Updated August 11, 2020
All students arriving from international destinations must quarantine in their residences until a negative arrival test result is received. International students in Yale College or those living in Harkness Hall or Helen Hadley Hall should follow the additional quarantine requirements required of these locations. International students in Yale College should refer to Dean Chun’s July 31 message and residents of Harkness and Helen Hadley Halls should refer to Dr. Maddie Wilson’s email from August 4.
For additional information from the CDC about recommended precautions after you travel, regardless of your departure point, click here.
International students from Brazil, China, and Iran are required by presidential proclamation to spend 14 days quarantine in another country that does not bar travel to the U.S. before entering the United States. More detail on the presidential proclamations is available here. Please note that F-1 international students from Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, are exempted from the relevant presidential proclamations.
There are many options to get to New Haven depending on which airport you fly into. However, with the COVID-19 health emergency, some services on public transportation may be limited or new rules enforced, such as always wearing a mask. Please check the websites of your chosen transportation options for the most up-to-date guidance and schedules. See transportation options here.
If you will be staying in a hotel or airbnb when you first arrive and are still looking for a place to live, make sure to check out this list of housing resources in the New Haven area.
If you already have your apartment rented, make sure to discuss with your landlord how to collect your keys, get packages or food delivered, set-up utilities, etc.
If you are a Yale student, you most likely will be using Yale Health insurance while you're at Yale; read more about your coverage and what you have access to. If you are a Yale Scholar that will not be using Yale Health, make sure to contact your insurance provider before or shortly after you arrive to set-up your health care in New Haven.
For all Yale students and scholars, learn more about Yale's COVID-19 Screening protocols and procedures.
We know you might need everything from toothpaste to an air mattress to pots and pans. These are just a few online resources that will deliver these items to you quickly. Be sure to check-in with your landlord, hotel, or airbnb host to find out the best way to get packages delivered to you.
Taking care of your mental health during the time that you're in quarantine (and beyond) is extremely important. We have compiled a few resources available to you at Yale and online that we encourage you to access and utilize.
Learn more about connecting to Yale's wifi, on and off-campus, along with information about setting up a cell phone and other apps to keep you connected to your family and friends back home.
Remember to pack accordingly for the weather here in New Haven! If you are arriving in August or September, it's going to be in the heat of the summer, so check in with your landlord or airbnb to ask about access to air conditioning, or make plans to purchase one after you arrive. We also suggest downloading a weather app on your phone, as the weather changes frequently here in New England!