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Travel guidance and return restrictions

Return restrictions

Updated March 24, 2021

If you are returning to Massachusetts from another country or state, and you have not been fully vaccinated, Massachusetts advises that you quarantine for 10 days or have a negative COVID-19 test from a sample taken either (1) within the 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts or (2) after your return to Massachusetts. 

 

Additional Broad Requirement

Updated March 24, 2021

Broadies who have not been fully vaccinated and who have traveled out of state by airplane, train, and/or bus who want to return to onsite work before 10 days have passed:

  1. Must get tested at 415 Main and work offsite until they receive a negative result.
  2. May resume onsite work after an initial negative result, but must retest each day they are onsite until seven days have passed since their return. They may continue to work onsite while awaiting those subsequent test results.
  3. Must register their travel with International SOS.

The Broad travel policy does not apply to:

  • Those who traveled out of state for less than 24 hours.
  • Fully vaccinated Broadies unless they have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Those whose regular commute involves train or bus travel.

These restrictions apply to anyone entering a Broad facility. Contact covid19response@broadinstitute.org with any questions.

 

Business travel

Updated March 14, 2021

  • All business travel, regardless of location or traveler’s vaccination status, is prohibited as of March 19, 2020. See below for questions around reimbursements and cancellations.

  • Changes to any business travel booked on a personal credit card prior to March 6, 2020, will continue to be reimbursable via Concur. Write to reimbursement@broadinstitute.org with questions.

Exceptions to the business travel restriction

Rarely, exceptions to Broad's business travel restriction may be granted for critical activities for which no alternative to travel exists. To request an exception: 

  1. Discuss your proposed travel with your manager or group leader and obtain their approval. 
  2. Complete the Travel Request Form at least 30 days before your planned departure.

The Travel Request Review team will review your request promptly and notify you of the decision. We advise you not to make non-refundable travel arrangements before you have received the team's approval. 

 

Personal travel

Updated April 14, 2021

We strongly encourage all unvaccinated Broadies to postpone all non-essential personal travel. Any air or train travel must be registered with International SOS. As with business travel, you must contact covid19response@broadinstitute.org when you return, and we may require you to self-quarantine before you return to Broad. ​
 

All travel must be registered

Updated April 14, 2021

  • If you do choose to travel by air or train, and you’re not fully vaccinated, you must register your trip with International SOS, the Broad’s emergency travel assistance partner.
  • If you booked your travel through Atlas travel (including travel booked through Concur), your travel is automatically registered. 
  • Regular commutes, such as by train, do not need to be registered.

 

Canceling travel arrangements

Updated March 19, 2020

  • To cancel travel arrangements that an employee or affiliate has booked through Atlas Travel, including arrangements made in Concur, contact the Atlas agent team at 800-574-7137 or team1@atlastravel.com.
  • If you have any other questions related to the cancellation of travel, please send them to reimbursement@broadinstitute.org.


If you are a visa-holder, please also see Broad Immigration’s travel guidance.

Related: Exposure, illness, and returning to work  

 

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