Faculty & Staff Travel

Faculty and staff should review the guidelines for university-sponsored and business travel below.

International Travel

University-sponsored international travel

Those who believe they have an essential business reason to travel by air may request approval through their unit executive officer (dean, vice provost, vice chancellor, etc.). It is expected that permission to travel will be granted only in the most limited of circumstances.

As of August 2020, the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are issuing country level advisories related to COVID-19. All individuals returning from travel abroad should follow CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.

International Insurance
Under current policy, all faculty and staff are required to register for the university's international insurance when traveling with students or to high-risk destinations. Insurance is free for faculty and staff. More information is available on this flyer (PDF) or on the Registration page.

The university’s international insurance policy covers the cost of medical care to treat COVID-19. The university is adding a quarantine benefit to the international insurance policy. This is a new feature and important details are still being resolved. However, some details are available under the first FAQ of the Insurance FAQs page.

Domestic Travel

University-sponsored domestic travel

The university is limiting domestic travel for faculty and staff to pre-approved travel for essential university business.

Those who believe they have an essential business reason to travel by air may request approval through their unit executive officer (dean, vice provost, vice chancellor, etc.). It is expected that permission to travel will be granted only in the most limited of circumstances.

Returning to Campus After Travel

Upon arrival to the United States or return from domestic travel, all students, faculty, and staff must follow the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recommendations for returning to campus after travel, quarantine and testing.