With the Fall semester approaching in US, UK and Canadian universities, international students looking to go abroad are struggling with the question: Is it mandatory to be vaccinated for Covid-19 before entering the campus? Let us tell you that several international universities, especially those in the USA and the UK have made a mandatory criterion of complete vaccination for international students to attend the classes in person.
Foreign universities Vaccination Requirements
With the fall semester dates at international universities coming closer, International students waiting to join campuses across the globe are eager to know the vaccination requirements of their universities. The following points will give you an idea about the status of Vaccination requirements:
- Study in USA - Most of the top-ranked universities in the USA, like Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, Rutgers, Duke and Yale etc require international students to be completely vaccinated before the fall semester begins.
- Study in UK - Several universities in the UK needs international students to arrive on campus fully vaccinated. Countries in UK like England, Scotland, Ireland etc require students hailing from non-Green countries to complete the mandatory quarantine period once they enter UK.
- Study in Canada- Canada has not specified any vaccination requirements, but as per the university policy and their COVID-19 readiness, international students must take up the mandatory quarantine for 15 days at a hotel.
- Other countries have not brought any such circular for travel requirements for international students. However, international students must provide a negative RT-PCR test report.
A vaccine passport is a concept under which countries may allow entry of people from some parts of the world, only if they are fully vaccinated. Here they may also mention the names of accepted covid vaccines. Some countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Canada have been discussing its execution. But as of now, there is no confirmation from the WHO(World Health Organisation) on this.
Some international universities are even offering a facility of vaccination on the campus for international students. Connect with your university officer and know if it is possible to take covid vaccine on campus. Before enrolling please check the requirements and then proceed.