The Lake Placid 2023 Organizing Committee would like to give a brief overview of the current COVID-19 requirements for entry into the United States.
Please be aware, these are the policies and procedures currently in place. You can find the most up-to-date information on the CDC’s website.
COVID Vaccination Policy
Currently, the U.S. is requiring everyone who enters the country to be fully vaccinated from an accepted and authorized COVID-19 vaccine provider (please note, there are vaccines used in other countries that are NOT approved in the U.S. and WILL NOT meet the criteria for entry).
COVID Vaccine Exceptions
Unfortunately, there are very limited exceptions to those who are allowed to travel without a vaccine from an authorized provider. If you are allowed the exception, you will be required to follow additional guidelines for the length of stay.
COVID Testing Resources
The U.S. was mandating that all travelers have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within one day of departure—this is currently suspended and will be reassessed by September 12, 2022. We expect it will be in effect during the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games. Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 90 days, along with a letter from a public health official clearing you for travel, is also accepted.
COVID Travel Information
Masks are still strongly recommended when travelling. If you are currently unvaccinated or vaccinated with an unapproved vaccine, it is recommended that you get vaccinated with an approved option as soon as possible.
COVID Booster Policy
While you are not required to get a booster to enter the U.S., NOT getting a booster if you are eligible WILL affect your ability to participate in the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games if you are exposed to COVID-19.
COVID New York State Quarantine Requirements
Effective 31 May 2022, New York State updated its quarantine requirements. If any person is exposed to Covid- 19 and has not received the boosters they are eligible for, they will be required to quarantine (Day 0 = last exposure, with days 1-5 of quarantine, get tested at day 5 or later. You must still wear a mask when around others for days 6-10.)