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Resources for University Travelers


All students, faculty and staff should consider whether any mode of personal travel is essential. We encourage the campus community to seek alternatives to business-related travel such as virtual meetings or conference calls.

Domestic Travel

Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in all states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. Crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase chances of getting COVID-19 if there are other travelers with coronavirus infection.

CDC considerations for travelers:

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may choose to delay or cancel your plans. If you do decide to travel, be sure to take steps to help prevent getting and spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases during travel. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 travel information, visit CDC COVID-19 Travel page.

International Travel

The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States.

If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe. U.S. residents may have difficulty returning to the United States. All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

If you do need to travel on university business, be sure to use Concur. If you do not use Concur, be sure to register your trip with UC Away.

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