FAQ for International Students

We know that our international students have many questions related to UMBC’s vaccine requirements and travel processes. Please review these frequently asked questions and answers about COVID-19. Let us know if you have additional questions by emailing covid19@umbc.edu.

The Center for Global Engagement’s website has information on general travel, visa, and enrollment processes.

Which vaccines is UMBC accepting?
UMBC is accepting all vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This includes: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna.

UMBC is also accepting vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD and several others. Vaccines may go by additional names. Please refer to the WHO for a complete list. Additional vaccines may be accepted as WHO updates their approvals.

If you are fully vaccinated, please report your vaccine ASAP so we can determine if it is accepted by UMBC.

Will I need to quarantine when I arrive in the United States?
We will be following the CDC’s guidelines for international travel. This guidance changes as the international situation changes, so please make travel plans that allow for possible quarantine if needed.