Current Travel Guidelines and FAQs

New permissible travel guidelines for Fall Semester 2021 and Wintersession 2022 are effective for travel on or after August 23, 2021.
These guidelines will be reviewed once more at the end of September, to determine if any changes are possible and warranted for Wintersession 2022. 

The Travel and Expense 2021 edition of The General Ledger newsletter was recently released  It features information related to current travel and expense guidelines at the University, including travel reservations, policy reminders, and information about the booking process.

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Reservations for University faculty, staff, students, and guests should be booked through Concur, the University’s on-line booking tool, or through our designated travel management company, World Travel Inc. The University’s negotiated rates, car rental insurance coverage, and other benefits are only available by booking via one of these methods.


Basic Economy Airfares
Basic Economy Airfares can now be booked through Concur. This video will review the Dual Fare Display feature showing Basic Economy fares.
TripIt Adds New Enhancements for Navigating Travel Based on Your Vaccination Status  As travel increasingly returns to pre-COVID levels, travelers continue to face evolving requirements, many of which are now dependent on your COVID-19 vaccination or test status. Part of planning a trip now involves understanding not only what’s required of you at your destination, but also what might be required from your airline. 
Where Did All the Rental Cars Go?
Hertz, Avis and Enterprise sold enough of their fleets during the pandemic to create a shortage now that demand is picking up ahead of the summer travel season.  When you book a trip, do you start by shopping for convenient flights? Maybe reserving a favorite hotel? Here’s the new priority for 2021: Get the rental car first




News & Announcements

Real ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID deadline and will not begin to enforce the use of REAL ID until May 3, 2023. 

Starting May 3, 2023, you must have a REAL ID compliant driver license/ID to fly within the U.S., unless you use a U.S. passport or another federally... Read More

Delta Extends Middle Seat Blocking Through April 30

Delta Air Lines will continue its capacity controls, including blocking middle seats, through the end of April, the carrier announced. The new date is a one-month extension of the carrier's previous update to the policy. Delta chief customer experience officer Bill Lentsch in a statement said... Read More

U.S. to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests for All International Visitors

Effective January 26, 2021, the U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to the United States. ... Read More

Airlines warn travelers: Emotional support animals will no longer be permitted

U.S. air carriers are warning passengers they may soon have to leave their emotional support rabbits, hamsters, cats and turkeys at home.

New federal rules set to go into effect next week significantly narrow the definition of service animals. As a result, emotional support animals are... Read More

United to Ask All Passengers for Contact-Tracing Information

United Airlines during the next few weeks will begin asking all passengers during check-in to voluntarily provide contact information to assist any contract-tracing efforts, the carrier announced Wednesday. 

The program will allow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "... Read More

Amtrak Enables Digital Wallet Payments via Web and App

Amtrak passengers can now pay for tickets via digital wallet services Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal, on Amtrak's website and mobile app. 

The new payment service integrations also provide another option for contactless booking, an increased point of emphasis... Read More