COVID-19:

  • International Booking restrictions/required approvals vary by campus. Please review the campus restrictions page prior to making travel arrangements.
  • Visit the CDC’s International Travel During COVID-19 page prior to booking.
  • It is recommended to contact your campus International Education Office or Risk Management Office to enroll in CISI insurance. This insurance provides additional coverage in the event you are not able to return home due to a positive COVID-19 test result.

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International Travel FAQ

Travelers should first check Concur for lodging arrangements. If no suitable options are available, travelers may book with a lodging establishment of their choosing so long as the rate is below the rate maximum for the location. Acceptable lodging includes: hotels, hostels and Airbnb. In-kind lodging is allowable, but no expenses may be submitted for reimbursement if this lodging method is chosen. 

Air travel must be booked with the designated agency. International flights in excess of 8 hours may book Premium Economy seats.

Exception: If the traveler is purchasing the airfare while in travel status, outside of the United States, to a destination other than the United States, the airfare may be purchased directly with the air carrier. Third party sites (such as Expedia) are still non-reimbursable. 

All international faculty/staff travelers are strongly encouraged to register for CISI insurance. Students are required to register for this insurance.  Contact your risk management or international education office for registration instructions. 

Other travel insurances are not required, recommended or reimbursemable. 

Special Considerations for International Travel can be found in the Miscellanous Travel Expenses Policy. Receipts are required regardless of cost.

Reimburseable costs associated with Foreign/International travel:

  • Cost of COVID testing required to return to the United States
    • Include receipt (if available) and proof of test result obtained as documentation. If no receipt is available, follow your institution's guide for missing receipts.
  • Travel visas
  • required inoculations/vaccinations
  • foreign transaction fees incurred on corporate cards
  • business communications, including international calling plans when accompanied by business justification (individual phone calls are part of the M&IE per diem allowance)

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As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination.

  1. Equatorial Guinea - Level 4: Do Not Travel

    Do not travel to Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions.

    Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

    The government of Equatorial Guinea has suspended all commercial flights to/from Equatorial Guinea between December 6, 2021 – January 3, 2022.

    Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Equatorial Guinea.

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Equatorial Guinea:

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

  1. Morocco - Level 4: Do Not Travel

    Do not travel to Morocco due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism.

    Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Morocco due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

    The Government of Morocco has suspended all regular passenger flights to/from Morocco for a period of two weeks, November 29-December 13.

    Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Morocco.

    Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Morocco. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Morocco:

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

  1. Senegal - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

    Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

    Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Senegal due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country.  Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. 

    Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 related restrictions and conditions in Senegal.

    Exercise Increased Caution in:

    • The Casamance region due to crime and landmines

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Senegal:

     

    Casamance Region--Exercise Increased Caution

    There are sporadic reports of armed banditry in the Casamance region.

    Landmines from prior conflicts remain a concern in the region.

    The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Casamance region. U.S. government employees are required to coordinate all travel to the area with security officials and any travel off the main routes generally requires additional security measures (e.g. driving in a caravan of multiple vehicles, consulting local security officials, or carrying personal travel locaters). U.S. government employees are also prohibited from travelling after dark anywhere in the Casamance region.  

     

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Casamance Region