Unlike for those on Brown-sponsored travel, the University is unable to support the health, safety, travel and academic needs of community members on personal travel.
On May 22, 2020, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, provided an update to executive orders pertaining to travel restrictions. Any person who comes to Rhode Island after international travel for a non-work related purpose must continue to immediately self quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state. For domestic travel for non-work related purposes, any person coming to Rhode Island for a non-work-related purpose from another city, town, county or state that has imposed a stay-at-home restriction, a shelter-in-place restriction or similar restriction, declaration, or announcement due to a COVID-19 outbreak, must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state.
The University strongly urges Brown community members to avoid personal travel to any country with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 risk designation. On March 27, the CDC raised the Global COVID Outbreak Notice to a Level 3: Avoid Non Essential Travel. Brown advises all travelers to follow CDC directives.
As noted above, per executive order from Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, all travelers returning to the state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Rhode Island.
In addition, travelers should prepare for the possibility of local quarantines in some locations; numerous commercial flights have been canceled; and return to the U.S. from some international destinations may be delayed or even impossible. For these reasons and others, Brown community members are urged to avoid all non-essential international travel. Travelers to any international destination should recognize the potential for challenges in returning to the U.S.
Travel in the United States
With COVID-19 cases continuing to emerge across the nation, travel within the United States has become more challenging. Anyone with domestic travel plans should carefully consider whether they should be adjusted or cancelled and be sure to follow all federal and state travel directives that may apply.
As noted above, a series of executive orders from Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has ordered that any person who comes to Rhode Island after (1) international travel, (2) domestic air travel or (3) by any means of transportation for a non-work related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state.