Faculty & Staff Travel

Faculty and staff should review the guidelines for University-sponsored and business travel below.

International Travel

University-sponsored international travel

Those who believe they have an essential business reason to travel by air may request approval through their unit executive officer (dean, vice provost, vice chancellor, etc.). It is expected that permission to travel will be granted only in the most limited of circumstances.

As of early August, the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are issuing country level advisories related to COVID-19. All individuals returning from travel abroad should follow CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.

Domestic Travel

University-sponsored domestic travel

The University is limiting domestic travel for faculty and staff to pre-approved travel for essential University business. 

Those who believe they have an essential business reason to travel by air may request approval through their unit executive officer (dean, vice provost, vice chancellor, etc.). It is expected that permission to travel will be granted only in the most limited of circumstances.

Returning to Campus After Travel

Under the guidance of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has new recommendations for individuals who travel, including those returning to campus or initial arrival on campus. These stay-at-home after travel guidelines apply to both international travel from a CDC-designated level 3 country and travel from a U.S. location that is considered a hot spot by CDC.

Faculty and staff who live in Champaign County are asked to test and asked to stay at home and not to return to campus for 14 days after they return from any out of state travel. Unless you are an employee who is working 100% remote, all individuals who meet these travel guidelines need to test at one of our testing sites the day you return to Champaign County.

During this 14-day stay at home time, individuals should only leave their homes for the following reasons:

  • To participate in twice weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing.
  • To get groceries, medicine or visit your healthcare provider.
  • To attend in-person classes, unless the class is offered online. If courses are offered online during these 14 days, students and instructors should stay at home and attend classes remotely.

Once you return to campus, if you have been potentially exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, CUPHD will contact you to quarantine according to their COVID exposure quarantine guidelines.

If you have tested positive COVID-19, you will be asked to isolate according to CUPHD guidelines.