Coronavirus Q&A - Travel

Last updated: 06/24/2020 11:45am


The following applies to all out-of-state and international University-related travel through August 3, 2020, and all UVU-sponsored Study Abroad programs (credit- or non-credit bearing) and any other UVU-sponsored international student travel through August 3, 2020.

All non-essential University-related travel beginning March 12, 2020, whether out-of-state or international, through August 3, 2020 must be cancelled. All UVU-sponsored Study Abroad programs (credit- or non-credit bearing) and any other UVU-sponsored international student travel also must be cancelled through August 3, 2020.

Due to the increasing number of COVID cases in the state, all in-state travel considered business essential for the university must be approved by the divisional vice president. If travel involves the participation of students, it will also need Provost Wayne Vaught’s approval. For updated information on travel restrictions, visit Additionally, until further notice, all future airfare must be purchased through Concur or the State Travel Office.

If you plan to travel for personal reasons or recently traveled out of the state (domestic or international), you MUST fill out UVU's Self-Reporting Travel Questionnaire.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Travel within the state is discouraged. Use internet video conferencing (Microsoft Teams is preferred) as much as possible to facilitate these meetings.
  • Deans and vice presidents will review plans for bringing visiting scholars, speakers, and consultants to campus, and postpone anything not essential to the core mission of teaching and learning.
  • All employees and students must complete the self-report Self-Reporting Travel Questionnaire before returning to campus to document planned and recent out-of-state travel, whether it is personal or University-related. Travelers may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • For job interviews, supervisors should discuss options for avoiding travel for the benefit of all parties.
  • The International Travel Oversight Committee and Global Engagement will continue to stay in contact with study abroad students and will continue to review these situations case by case.

Recent travelers to CDC level 3 countries: If you are returning from a country for which the CDC has issued a level 3 travel warning or a domestic location with widespread outbreak, you MUST self-isolate for 14 days upon returning home. Students, please contact the Dean of Students. Faculty and staff, please contact Human Resources.

Recent travelers to CDC level 2 countries: Those returning from a country with a CDC level 2 travel warning, watch for symptoms and practice social distancing for 14 days. If symptoms arise, please contact your medical provider.

Additional Travel Guidelines

Until further notice, the following temporary travel guidelines are in effect. Starting July 1, 2020, all travel is required to be mission-critical AND approved by an executive. Please read the Temporary Travel Request Guidelinesfor additional details and answers to your questions regarding these new guidelines. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate a new travel landscape for the upcoming fiscal year. Please contact the UVU Travel Office at or ext. 8965 with any questions.