Arrival Information

International Students at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) require a focus on different arrival information than resident domestic students, from passports to air travel to housing. New students will attend a multi-day introduction to the United States, Rhode Island and the mission of the NWC, with an emphasis on everyday services such as schools, banking, insurance, transportation, and shopping.

Students of U.S. Naval War College’s 2019 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony on Dewey Field in Newport, R.I., June 14.

Arrival Information

Students must arrive with enough financial resources (approximately $2000 USD) in hand to support themselves for at least six weeks due to possible delays in administrative services.

Updated Pre-departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S.

Air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

For personnel traveling from overseas locations please review the CDC requirements for international travel at their website

Currently the U.S. Naval War College does not require quarantine of personnel who are vaccinated with a complete series of vaccine approved for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO). We ask that these vaccines are documented and available for the U.S. Naval War College medical office to review.

Quarantine Restrictions

Arriving students or family members who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (who are fully vaccinated) are to quarantine for 5-days and remain in their rooms/homes maintaining strict social distancing protocols.

After Quarantine

After completing the 5-day quarantine, students will be free to travel in the local area and participate in social, sporting and cultural activities in accordance with the prevailing COVID-19 health regulations promulgated by Naval Station Newport and Rhode Island.