COVID travel policies

From November 8, 2021, it is a requiremes for all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane.

In addition pre-departure COVID testing to travel to the U.S. applies to all air travelers, even those who are fully vaccinated.

Please monitor the relevant CDC page for the updates.

Getting around MIT: Tim Ticket

To be able to get access to MIT buildings DSE students will be issued QR codes referred to as Tim Tickets. This process requires the following information part of which is collected at DSE registration:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • COVID-19 vaccination status
  • Symptom status and wellness information for the day of visit Tim Tickets can be accessed through a webpage or a phone app.
    Read more about how the sistem works at


DSE 2022 will be located at Tang Center at MIT. Use the MIT campus map for directions.

The summer school lectures will be located in auditorium 315.

All conference talks will take place in auditorium 345.

How to get there


Participants of the DSE summer school should arrange their own accommodation.

We recommend choosing accommodation along the red line for easier commute. Check for commuting options.

Travel and visa, and further questions

Please get in touch if you need visa support.

If you have any further questions, please, write to Thyra Tuttle for support.