Travel Office

New COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

What about business travel?

Effective May 1st, all University business travel is now being considered on a case by case basis.  Any travel that is requested must be deemed essential travel and approved at many levels including the Divisional VP.  Examples of essential travel include: 

· Field work that cannot be rescheduled and must be done in person.

· Externally funded research that requires access to specialized facilities that are not available on campus and are critical to the project deliverables.

· Activities that are absolutely essential and mission critical to the campus, as determined by the provost’s office or Divisonal VP. 

In addition to supervisor approval, faculty members are required to obtain dean’s approval.  Staff members must seek approval from their supervisor, and either dean, vice provost or vice president.  For complete details on travel guidance, please click here.  

Governor Cuomo’s Travel Advisory 

As of April 10th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new guidelines that no longer mandate domestic travelers to test or quarantine upon return to New York State.  If traveling internationally, it is recommended that travelers delay this practice until fully vaccinated. International travelers must comply with CDC requirements which currently include proof of negative test or recent COVID recovery in order to board airplanes headed to the US. Travelers must complete the NYS Department of Health Traveler heal form.  

For complete information, visit the New York state COVID-19 Travel Advisory website.

Foreign Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State issuing advisories on a country-by-country basis. All U.S. citizens are directed to read the country-specific travel advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide. 

For all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel advisories, visit its website