Info for Travel

In accordance with initial state directives, the University halted all business travel with the onset of COVID-19.

Domestic Travel

With the resumption of activity in Nevada and across the U.S., there are currently no CDC recommendations to self-quarantine after returning from domestic travel. Review the CDC guidelines for travel in the U.S.

University-based domestic travel will be allowed under future phases of planning for resuming on-campus operations, and such travel will be based on the established guidelines and approval processes.

As travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19, you are expected to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 upon return. Each day before coming to UNLV campuses, all faculty and staff must take their temperature and complete the self-assessment via the RebelSafe app or the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker.

International Travel

International travel for university business is currently prohibited.

Personal Travel

With the resumption of activity in Nevada and across the U.S., there are currently no CDC recommendations to self-quarantine after returning from domestic travel. Therefore, UNLV will not place any type of quarantine restriction on UNLV employees returning from personal travel.

If you choose to travel internationally for personal reasons, you must follow CDC recommendations. The CDC advises all international travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival into the U.S.

During this 14-day period, take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature twice daily and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. Use this temperature log to record your temperature.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

If you develop a fever or other symptoms, consult your family medical provider or a medical professional at the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center or the Student Health Center.

To protect the health of others, individuals should not physically come to campus for 14 days. Once the 14 days have passed without illness and you can return to campus, all employees are required each day to take their temperature and complete the self-assessment via the RebelSafe app or the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker before coming to work. 

If you are planning to travel to an international destination, be aware you may face unpredictable circumstances, travel restrictions, challenges returning home or accessing health care while abroad. U.S. citizens are encouraged to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals that provides important information from the nearest embassy about safety conditions in your destination country. Registration allows you to be easily located by embassy personnel in the event of an emergency.

Faculty International Travel

For faculty international travel information, please visit the International Travel Policy page, or contact Cecilia Maldonado, associate vice provost for workforce development, 702-895-3410 or cecilia.maldonado@unlv.edu.

Student International Travel

For student international travel information, please contact Gregory Stephany at gregory.stephany@unlv.edu, international.programs@unlv.edu, or 702-895-3896.

International Students and Scholars

UNLV’s Office of International Students and Scholars is here to assist international students and scholars. For information related to international students and scholars, please contact Ross Bryant at ross.bryant@unlv.edu or 702-774-6477.

Health insurance

International Students automatically have health insurance when they pay their tuition fees. Unless you requested a special waiver, you should have insurance coverage here in the United States.

Please contact Ellen Bolt at ellen.bolt@unlv.edu or 702-895-0542 regarding your health insurance coverage. You can also call 1-800-853-5899 or email studentinsurancesvc@usi.com to retrieve your health insurance information.

Traveling home

Students who would like to return to their home country may do so, however, the United States has issued travel restrictions to many countries.

Please contact oiss@unlv.edu or call 702-774-6477 for assistance.

Alternate Breaks

For information about travel related to Alternate Breaks, please visit Service Learning and Leadership, email altbreaks@unlv.edu or contact Sunny Gittens at sunny.gittens@unlv.edu or 702-895-5624.