Travelers are not to make commitments to travel or to incur travel expenses without first obtaining the appropriate approvals.

As UF reopens and reengages with other universities, industries, research and instructional initiatives, and governmental agencies, it is to be expected that members of the community will engage in additional travel closely tied to these activities.  Consequently, essential travel directly connected to assigned university duties must be approved by Dr. Jones.  At this time and until further notice, Deans and Directors may not delegate this responsibility to Department Chairs.  No travel reimbursements will be issued without that approval.

Employees are still strongly encouraged to minimize personal travel.

Employees who do travel should inform themselves about restrictions and quarantines either in the areas to which they travel or requirements of the State of Florida and the University of Florida in returning from certain locations.  UF may require returning employees to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from certain destinations.

Employees are reminded that any international travel must be pre-approved by a Dean (or SVP or VP) and must be registered on the International Center International Travel Registration website https://internationalcenter.ufl.edu/travel/online-travel-registration.  Employees are further reminded that they could find their movements severely restricted in international travel, including re-entry into the United States.

The links below have been provided to assist with the most relevant COVID-19 information for decision making when considering Travel:

More information regarding these decisions as well as other questions related to COVID-19 are available by accessing these updated FAQs.