COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

Last updated:  May 21, 2021


The transition to a post-pandemic campus community necessitates changes to travel guidelines. Safety and health remain  top priorities. In accordance with CDC and local health guidelines, the following guidelines take effect on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Domestic Travel

Travel within the United States is no longer restricted. Those traveling domestically must follow the CDC-established safety criteria for those who are and who are not vaccinated.

Fully Vaccinated Travelers:

  • Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to be tested for COVID-19 before or after travel.
  • UVU employees and students are expected to comply with all national, state, and local safety guidelines — such as wearing a mask over your nose and mouth where applicable on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.

Unvaccinated Travelers:

All unvaccinated travelers (including campus guests), must be tested for COVID 19 prior to departure and after returning.

Testing Requirements
The following should be completed within 48 hours of departure:

  1. COVID-19 Testing

    Prior to departure: Each traveler will need to complete a university rapid COVID-19 test including a symptom checklist or test through Test Utah using the code 27100. Attach the test result to the Concur travel reconciliation form. Failure to get tested within 48 hours of departure will result in a Travel Violation being reported to divisional VP and traveler not being reimbursed or personally charged for travel arrangements already paid for.

    Return to campus: When returning to campus each traveler will need to complete a university rapid COVID-19 test including a symptom checklist. Confirmation of a negative COVID test result must be uploaded in Concur as part of the travel reconciliation process.

  2. Campus Guest COVID-19 Testing

    Guests must provide negative test results to the hosting department within 48 hours prior to their departure. The test must be taken within 7 days of traveling. Most guests will be able to obtain free testing from their city, county, or state health departments. If such testing is not available to a department’s guest, the guest may obtain a test from nationwide pharmacies, such as Walgreens, or via at-home testing kits, such as empowerDX. Pre-departure testing fees are an appropriate travel expense and are reimbursable to a department’s guest or payable directly by the hosting department.

International Travel

International travel remains restricted. As an exception to this restriction, international travel considered business essential for the university must be approved by the vice president over the division and department of the individual requesting permission to travel internationally. If approved to travel internationally, travelers should follow the guidelines for domestic travel above. 

Personal Travel

University employees traveling outside of the State of Utah for any purpose unrelated to his/her employment should adhere to the travel guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Utah State Health Department.

CDC Travel Guidelines

Utah State Health Department Travel Guidelines


Please contact the UVU Travel Office at or ext. 8965 with any questions about these guidelines.