COVID-19 University Travel Guidance
Currently, travel is not restricted due to COVID-19. Travelers are advised to review UIC travel guidelines. Please make note of any testing requirements upon your return from traveling. Information about on-campus COVID-19 saliva testing is available here.
As of Monday, December 5, 2022 the University COVID-19 Pre-travel Unit/department Head Approval Form will no longer be required for travel, T-Card reconciling, or reimbursement. According to standard university practice, the university requires faculty, staff and students traveling for essential university business to obtain prior approval from their unit head.
All members of our UIC community are encouraged to comprehensively assess the risks and essential activities that may require university-sponsored, domestic out-of-state, or international travel. Please note that the International Travel Safety Policy remains in effect. This policy requires all student, staff and faculty traveling internationally with UIC-authorization to enroll their travel using the International Travel Safety website.
Should travelers be asked to make a commitment to an event or speaking engagement that requires travel months in the future, individuals are advised to request unit head approval and if approved, to accept the invitation with the understanding that travel guidance for the destination may be impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Please note that this travel policy is subject to change based upon any continued developments in federal, state or local guidance (Updated: 12/2/22).
Additional Research Travel Considerations
When traveling with any research-related data or materials, refer to The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) guidance on international travel to ensure protection of your research and IT hardware, as well as adherence to current federal regulations. Also, update the University Conflict of Interest disclosures as appropriate for all current guidelines.
Additional International Travel Considerations
UIC’s International Travel Safety Policy governs all University Sponsored International Travel by UIC faculty members, staff, and students. Its purpose is to ensure faculty, staff, and students have essential information to make informed and safe decisions about international travel and to reduce institutional risk. The policy does not cover personal travel unrelated to work or academic duties at UIC. Please note that the International Travel Safety Policy remains in effect. This policy requires all student, staff and faculty traveling internationally with UIC-authorization to enroll their travel using the International Travel Safety website.
- All UIC students who travel abroad must enroll in a UIC travel roster and obtain the University of Illinois System’s comprehensive insurance plan or equivalent insurance approved by the UIC Study Abroad Office.
- All faculty and staff who travel abroad on UIC-authorized business are also required to enroll in the portal and will automatically receive the comprehensive insurance.
For more information about International Travel Safety visit the travel safety enrollment page.