Please read the latest information below related to the COVID-19 impact on travel:
In an effort to assist travelers with navigating COVID-19 related impacts the University has put together a FAQ. As the situation and impacts are constantly evolving travelers should check back to this page for updates to the document and guidelines.
Up to date guidance related to University Travel and Quarantine guidelines are located on the Travel Guidance page.
University-Sponsored Travel Outside of Connecticut is Suspended: Though not an executive branch agency, UConn wishes to act in keeping with the governor’s goals. Effective immediately, all domestic and international, university-sponsored travel outside of the state by faculty and staff is suspended until further notice. Any exception needs to be approved by university leadership.
Requests for Travel Exceptions: If you believe an exception should be made for your planned travel, please make a request in writing to the appropriate operational leadership office to whom you report, meaning the President (for units that report directly to the President’s office), Provost, Executive Vice President for Administration/CFO, or the CEO of UConn Health. Each request will be evaluated and a response will be provided.
TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE
In consultation with the Governor’s office, updated travel advisory are occurring weekly. If you are considering any out-of-state travel, it is critical that you are aware of the state’s list of Affected States (updated weekly) and countries listed as CDC Level 3 Risks, and the requirement to quarantine for up to 14 days upon return from these locations unless you are eligible for a testing alternative to quarantine.
Please also note that UConn Health has additional requirements that employees must follow when they return from “hot spot” locations, before they are able to return to in-person work in UConn Health facilities. Those requirements can be found in the Out-of-State Travel & Quarantine Guidance and FAQs from Human Resources. As prevalence is rising in most states throughout the country, UConn Health strongly discourages any nonessential out-of-state travel at this time. Employees with additional questions about out-of-state travel may contact email@example.com.
The Travel Office provides a business partnership with all UConn Health travelers. The office processes all guest travel authorizations, parking passes, travel advances, and registrations. It is responsible for back billing expenses to departments who use the Institutional credit card to purchased airfare and/or registrations to educationally sponsored events.
What We Do
The Travel Office is responsible for knowing and communicating the Travel and Entertainment policies and procedures for UConn Health. We guide users when questions arise and are responsible for filing all travel authorizations for audit and other university purposes. The Travel Office is responsible for managing the university travel agency billing, registration processing via a UConn Health credit card, processing travel advances facilitating Bradley International Airport parking passes and processing all guest travel including debarring the guest/candidate.
UConn Health’s primary regulation is that all business travel must be approved before the traveler leaves for the trip and before any prepayments can be made.
The Travel Office will provide the highest level of customer service, and promises to:
- Greet you with a smile.
- Be respectful and courteous at all times.
- Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.
- Provide accurate answers and information.
- Go the extra mile to ensure a positive experience for you.