COVID-19 Travel Information

Arrivals to the United States from a Foreign Country
On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

Domestic Travel
There are no restrictions to travel within the United States.

International Travel
Effective immediately, the international travel moratorium is lifted.  Travel to extreme risk countries for non-COVID-19 reasons will not be approved as has always been the case.  In the Concur comments section,  System Risk Management will indicate the travel is not approved for non-COVID-19 related issues and cite the reason.

For COVID-19 countries, System Risk Management will use the CDC Level 4 labeled countries as our starting point for non-approved travel related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  System Risk Management will take a discerning view of each country and weigh travel restrictions by the country, their medical system effectiveness, individual country requirements for travel upon arrival and other considerations prior to approving or not.  Again, member Executives or their designees may approve the travel if it is considered essential to the mission of the institution.

See the summary below and relevant links as you manage international travel at your respective institutions.

  • Moratorium on all international travel is lifted
  • Current restricted international travel will be modified to reflect extreme risk countries (for non-related COVID-19 conditions) and on a case-by-case basis for CDC Level 4 COVID-19 countries.
  • Member Executive or their designee may approve travel not approved by System Risk Management for essential business mission purposes as has always been the case.
  • System Risk Management recommends COVID-19 vaccination prior to all international travel.
  • If member Executive or their designee approves international travel, employees must follow CDC COVID-19 protocols upon their return to the U.S.
  • Prior to departing the United States, the employee should discuss with their direct supervisor work options upon their return to the U.S. if quarantine is required based on CDC guidelines.
  • Relevant links below: