decorative-icon COVID-19 Travel Information for UO Business Travelers

UPDATES as of 07/07/2021:

University of Oregon is lifting the suspension of domestic and non-Level 4 international travel, given the state’s movement to rescind COVID-19 restrictions.  The university's travel suspension is still in effect for Level 4 -High Risk countries. 

International Travel Exception Request for travel to Level 4-High Risk countries will be reviewed by the Travel Advisory Group (TAG) for risk assessment and destination analysis and then forwarded to the Office of the Provost for final review/approval.  Please allow up to 7 days to complete the risk assessment.

We will return to the normal approval process in Concur Request for all non-Level 4 risk destinations:

  • Concur Request is required for all UO business travel for pre-travel approval and to capture of travel destination and dates and allow the university to execute duty of care for its travelers.
  • Concur Request is required when traveling outside of the traveler's metropolitan area and/or when in "travel status" (overnight stay required)
  • Concur Requests are approved by the departmental approver, based on travel that is deemed essential. A detailed business purpose must be provided.

The university will not approve travel to a country listed in Level 4 High Risk without an exception granted by the Office of the Provost.  Requests for travel to a Level 4 High Risk Country will be reviewed for consideration within 60 days of departure.  Please note that travel advisories can change or fluctuate, and a destination may be designated Level 4 in the time between requesting the trip and your departure date. Should this happen, the traveler must send a Travel Exception Request to the TAG for analysis and the university may require that the travel be cancelled or postponed.

Level 5 - Extreme Risk destinations:   The following countries are excluded from the standard UO International travel insurance.  However, coverage may be able to be secured at an additional cost.

  • Afghanistan
  • Chechnya
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Libya

International Travel Request flowchart

Travel Exception Request

** Reminder:  A Concur Request is always required for all UO Business Travel.

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