Travel Guidelines

Updated August 3, 2020

Effective August 3, 2020, USF is extending existing travel restrictions on university-sponsored travel, international and domestic, in accordance with local and state directives and CDC and State Department advisories. In light of the rapidly evolving conditions for international and domestic travel, travel guidance is being reassessed frequently. Updated guidelines and protocols for returning to a USF campus following travel will be provided to the community on or before November 15, 2020.

The following guidance applies through November 15, 2020:

  • USF travelers must defer all university-sponsored domestic and international travel through November 15, 2020. This does not include USF students traveling back to campus for essential reasons.  We recognize that the need for essential travel may arise for members of the USF community. Requests for essential travel must be made in writing to the dean or supervisor and must be approved by the provost or the relevant cabinet member. Non-essential future travel should not be approved until further notice. Questions about travel to specific locations and geographic regions can be addressed to Anastasia Vrachnos, associate vice provost of international initiatives. 
  • Individuals with plans for travel after November 15 are advised to defer if the travel is non-essential and to stay flexible regarding travel commitments. Those with essential travel requests are advised to discuss with their supervisor or dean who will consult with the provost or relevant cabinet member if a decision is needed before November 15. Please contact Anastasia Vrachnos with questions.
  • USF continues to urge all university community members to consider personal travel, domestic and international, in light of the spread of COVID-19. Those who need to travel should take into account health considerations for themselves or their families that make exposure to COVID-19 a higher risk and should be aware that the situation is changing rapidly. Travelers should be prepared for interruptions, unanticipated delays, and the need to quarantine, and should follow the advice and directives of local authorities in the states and countries to which they are traveling.  Questions about personal travel can be directed to Anastasia Vrachnos.
  • All USF travelers are advised to regularly check the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travelers’ health resources and U.S. State Department travel advisories for advice regarding their destination.