University-Related Domestic Travel Pre-Approval Policy
Given the improving health situation and evolving guidance, University-related domestic business travel for faculty, staff, and students will resume on June 1, 2021. The University will reinstate pre-pandemic approval policies, including the requirement that all out-of-state and overnight in-state travel be approved prior to making any travel arrangements.
Failure to obtain this approval prior to making travel arrangements will result in denial of reimbursement regardless of the funding source. Student organizations should await guidance from the Division of Student Affairs for travel during the summer and fall 2021. New requests for University-related international travel are not being considered at this time and will not be approved.
The University will continue following the guidance of federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governor, and the Maryland Department of Health for all University-related travel for faculty, staff, and students. University-related travel is travel for educational, research, or business purposes tied to the traveler’s affiliation with the University.
All travelers on University-related out-of-state travel are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start date of their travel unless appropriate waiver documentation is on file with the University.
Please review the following guidance prior to requesting approval for domestic University-related travel. We require and expect travelers to continue practicing all COVID-19 health and safety protocols according to CDC guidance and to comply with state and local mandates. Travelers must also be aware of and comply with current health and safety protocols at their destination site. Travelers will be required to acknowledge that they have reviewed and are in compliance with this guidance:
- The CDC’s travel recommendations;
- The CDC’s recommendations for domestic travel; and
- The Maryland Department of Health’s travel recommendations.
You can start the process for obtaining approval for domestic travel after June 1, 2021 here.