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Resources for University Travelers

Page last updated March 31.


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.

Things to consider before traveling:

  • If COVID-19 is spreading at your destination, but not where you live, you may be more likely to get infected if you travel there than if you stay home.
  • Your risk is increased if you will be in close contact with others during your trip, especially if you take public transportation or attend an event such as a conference.
  • Are you or your travel companion at risk for COVID-19 complications due to a serious chronic medical condition?
  • Are you able to take time off from work to self-isolate for 14 days if you get sick with COVID-19?
  • Do you live with someone older or who has a serious, chronic medical condition that may be at risk of infection upon your return from travel?

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 Connexxus. If you do not use Connexxus, be sure to register your trip with UC Away.

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