Notification of International and Cruise Ship Travel

Students should notify Health Services of any such travel plans by emailing Employees should notify Salem of any such travel plans by emailing Human Resources at This notification requirement is an ongoing obligation during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Quarantine and Testing After International or Cruise Ship Travel

Campus members who travel internationally or via cruise ship prior to their scheduled return to campus or at any time during the 2021–2022 are also expected to comply with all CDC travel testing and COVID-19 prevention measures.

  • Vaccinated individuals must obtain a COVID PCR test 5 days after arriving back in the USA.
  • Unvaccinated individuals must obtain a COVID PCR test 5 days after arrival back in the USA and quarantine for a full 5 days, regardless of PCR results.

These results must be submitted to Health Services by emailing

Salem-Sponsored Travel

For Fall 2021, Salem-sponsored travel will be permitted subject to COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies. Pursuant to the Salem Academy and College Travel Policy, Salem-sponsored travel is defined broadly and includes travel that:

  • is funded in part or in full by Salem;
  • is awarded course credit;
  • is organized by a recognized Salem group such as a class or club;
  • is planned, organized, and/or accompanied by a Salem employee; or
  • is part of a program, conference, or other event for which an individual is authorized to be representing Salem.

For health and safety reasons, students and employees who wish to participate in international Salem-sponsored travel must be vaccinated against COVID-19.