Travel

Effective March 11, 2021, the following guidance for common carrier travel applies to all members of the university community, whether for university sponsored or personal travel.
Anyone travelling by common carrier must have a return-to-campus post-travel plan.

Return-to-campus post-travel plan or alternatives

  1. Obtain a COVID-19 PCR test 3 to 5 days upon return AND, assuming a negative test result, stay home for a full 7 days after returning.
  2. Traveler will stay home for 10 days after returning with no obligation to test.
  3. Employees may telecommute when approved in advance by the appropriate Division Vice President

Pre-Approval for University Sponsored Travel

Any university sponsored request for travel by common carrier will follow the standard approval process. Requested travel will only be approved if:

  • the travel is deemed essential by the Vice President of the division in which the traveler works,
  • the nature of employment or educational program accommodates telecommuting upon return, and
  • the traveler and supervisor both agree to one of the approved return-to-campus post-travel plans provided above.

Upon return

Travelers must monitor for potential symptoms or exposures for 14 days and follow all applicable University COVID-19 Protocols if the traveler develops symptoms, tests positive, or is exposed to lab-confirmed COVID-19.


COVID-19 Testing Before Travel

A graphic describing the procedure for COVID-19 testing before you travel.

Get tested no more than 3 days before you travel. Postpone travel if you are waiting for test results. Watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If you test negative:
    • Keep a copy of your test results with you during travel
    • Take precautions to protect yourself and others from getting COVID-19
  • If you test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Do NOT travel
    • Immediately isolate yourself
    • Follow public health recommendations

If you fly to the US from a foreign country, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding your flight.

More info available at www.cdc.gov/covid19travel.


COVID-19 Testing After Travel

A graphic describing the procedure for COVID-19 testing after you travel.

Get tested 3-5 days after you travel.

  • If you test negative:
    • Stay home for 7 days and self-quarantine
    • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19
    • Take precautions to protect others
  • If you test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Do NOT travel
    • Immediately isolate yourself
    • Follow public health recommendations
  • If you don't get tested:
    • Stay home for 10 days and self-quarantine
    • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19
    • Take precautions to protect others

If you fly to the US from a foreign country, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding your flight.

More info available at www.cdc.gov/covid19travel.