Updated: 01/18/2022

Check your institution’s travel restriction below.

No Restrictions: Book business travel by following the UW-System Travel Policies and Procedures. Check with your department for any pre-authorization requirement. Please follow CDC guidelines for domestic and international travel. Contact the Firstsource Support Team at 715-836-3131, or visit the Firstsource + Travel webpage for more information.


International travel on University business continues to be restricted; approval from Risk Management must be obtained prior to booking international travel.

Interstate business travel and lodging is permitted so long as;

  •  The traveler confirms that all transportation and lodging used followed current CDC
  • the traveler agreed to adhere to those standards
  • That the traveler would follow UW-Green Bay off campus COVID-19 Guidelines for any
    event which they were traveling to, even if these restrictions were not required by the
    venue or the event organizers
  • That permission was explicitly given by the budgetary authority for the travel

For more information please visit the UW Green Bay travel website; or contact us at 465-2227 or travel@uwgb.edu;

Travel Booking Restrictions: International is restricted, Domestic travel open as of June 1, 2021.

The university will be ending its domestic travel freeze effective as of June 1, 2021. University-sponsored travel should follow CDC domestic travel guidelines based upon your vaccination status. UWL's travel freeze remains in place for international travel and is subject to review on a case-by-case basis for compliance with CDC guidelines for international travel. 

For any travel-related questions, please contact UWL's Travel Manager, Becky Kopidlansky.

Visit the UW La Crosse Travel website for more information.

Effective Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the travel ban on university-sponsored domestic travel – defined as travel within the contiguous United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii – is lifted. Employees, guests, graduate students, and undergraduates traveling domestically for business purposes should follow campus existing travel policy guidance.  The Concur online travel booking function will be available for self-booking of domestic air, lodging, and car rental beginning May 26.

Visit the UW Madison Announcement for more information.


Travel Booking Restrictions: Domestic Booking, including all U.S Territories, opens July 1, 2021. International remains restricted. 

Exceptions will be granted for essential international travel, which is travel critical to UWM’s mission, that cannot be rescheduled and is for work that must be conducted in person. Public health guidanceshould be reviewed before requesting an exception. 

To request an exception, most faculty and staff will be able to fill out thisUWM Travel Exception Form. However, there may be some employees who may not be able to access the form. They should use this alternate travel exception form

Exceptions will be managed and approved by Risk Management and designated campus leadership. Each request will be reviewed for health and safety considerations. 

If you must request an exception for international travel, please read the university’s International Travel Policy, which also includes the form to request an exception during the pandemic. This policy establishes procedures and restrictions for certain international travel that may pose increased risks. 

  • Effective immediately, staff and faculty day trips for University business (including athletics and club sports) will be allowed with pre-approval from your dean or vice chancellor. 
  • Effective June 1, overnight domestic travel for staff and faculty on University business will be allowed with pre-approval from your dean or vice chancellor. 
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2022, international travel and international study abroad travel will be allowed. 

Domestic travel, including travel within Wisconsin, with an overnight stay must have an approved Travel Authorization. Requests must be submitted prior to booking travel. The Travel Authorization form must be approved by your Vice Chancellor or the Provost. The form is automatically routed to the appropriate approver when processed through the E-Reimbursement System. Login to the system at https://www.wisconsin.edu/travel/

After travel is approved, it can be booked by contacting a consultant at Travel Incorporated (877) 811-9898 or by using Concur. Employees must use Travel Incorporated or Concur for all business travel as it allows the University to quickly  locate and assist traveling employees in times of emergency. If you have specific questions about travel that are not answered on the website, please contact Michelle Highley at highleym@uwosh.edu

Travel Restrictions

(update 9/13/2021)

Domestic - University-sponsored travel may be booked without an exception. Check with your department for any pre-authorization requirement.

International - Travel requires an exception and approval from a Vice Chancellor or Dean.

All travelers are expected to follow CDC travel guidelines for domestic and international travel, and the UW-Parkside Health Protocols Order. Please contact Alyssa Totoraitis, Regional Travel Manager at 414-882-0995 or amahn@uwsa.edu.


Business related travel is restricted for UW Platteville until further notice. Travel that is deemed essential needs to have the COVID-19 Travel Approval form filled out and approved before travel expenses are incurred. Please email a copy of the approved form to uwstraveloffice@uwsa.edu.

Please reach out to Alma Ramirez at aramirez@uwsa.edu with questions.

Travel restrictions for Fall 2021 are changing and effective Friday, October 15th, all international travel requires an approval by the Chancellor, Maria Gallo, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, David Travis, or Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance, Elizabeth Frueh, via the UW River Falls International Travel Exception Form prior to encumbering of any travel expenses.

Concur will be disabled for international travel, however domestic travel is permissible when the cost and business purpose of the trip benefits the University.

Travelers are expected to follow CDC travel guidelines based on your vaccination status.

For any travel-related questions, please contact UWRF’s Travel Manager, Alma Ramirez at aramirez@uwsa.edu or by phone at (414)-345-7553.

Please visit the UW River Falls Travel website, https://www.uwrf.edu/AccountingServices/Travel.cfm,  for more information and the International Travel Exception Form.

On August 20, Chancellor Gibson announced that the domestic travel suspension has been lifted. 

 In-state travel restrictions on university-sponsored travel have been lifted. Vice chancellors or unit heads will continue to evaluate and approve the need for travel. Requests to travel out of state will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, while university-sponsored international travel remains suspended.

Please visit the UW-Stevens Point campus travel page for more information.

For Spring 2022, travel will continue to require the Interim Travel Authorization form.  International travel will continue to require additional consultation and coordination via the Office of International Education, as well as special approval from institutional leadership The following new measures will be required for all faculty/staff international travel:

  • Registration of the trip with the Office of International Education;
  • Enrollment in the UW System-approved International Medical, Travel and security plan (CISI) covering the duration of the trip; and
  • Enrollment in the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP);
  • Contact the Office of International Education or visit the Travel Registration website for additional information.

Concur is disabled.  All approved travel should be booked with a UW Dedicated Travel Agency.

Please contact Sabrina Kacey at 715-232-2334 or kaseys@uwstout.edu with any questions.

Please contact Dawn McMillan , Travel Manager & Accounts Payable at 715-394-8384 or dmcmilla@uwsuper.edu for more information.

Booking Restrictions: Concur is currently open and travel may be booked without an exception for domestic travel or international travel at a U.S. Department of State Level 1 or Level 2.

Travelers are expected to follow COVID safety protocol of the conveyance and destination. International travel to warning locations, identified as locations that are under a U.S. Department of State Level 3 or Level 4 advisory and/or a CDC Notice Warning Level, is not permitted.  If approved, the travel can be booked by contacting a Consultant at Travel Inc. 877-811-9898.

Until further notice, all travel outside of Wisconsin requires pre-approval. Employees should obtain both their VP & President’s office approval and submit the completed UWSA Covid 19 Travel Request Form pdf to a Travel Incorporated consultant to book travel. The completed form must accompany any related out of state travel expenses (including mileage) in the expense report system. Inform your manager of in-state travel plans. 

In-State Travel is allowed, and does not require an exception form or prior VP/President's office approval.

Please contact Becky Kopidlansky with questions - bkopidlansky@uwsa.edu or uwstraveloffice@uwsa.edu or call 262-384-8898