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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:

  • Is COVID-19 spreading where you are going? You can get infected while traveling.
  • Will you or those you are traveling with be within six feet of others during or after your trip? Being within six feet of others increases your chances of getting infected and infecting others.
  • Are you or those you are traveling with more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? Older adults and people of any age who have a serious underlying medical condition are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Do you live with someone who is more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? If you get infected while traveling you can spread COVID-19 to loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
  • Are you able to take time off from work to self-isolate for 14 days if you get sick with COVID-19? People with COVID-19 need to stay home until they are no longer considered infectious.

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 has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory that directs U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.

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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