Info for Travel

Effective immediately, all non-essential domestic travel and all international business travel is prohibited.

COVID-19 Travel Reimbursements

UNLV will reimburse faculty and staff who personally prepaid for approved travel arrangements cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Affairs for information and guidance for processing travel reimbursements.

General Travel Info

If you are a faculty member returning from university-approved travel or if you are planning personal travel,  please check and monitor travel advisories before and during your trip, including from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of State. We are amid a rapidly evolving situation. Any travel, even domestically, could result in restrictions on your return, such as quarantine, based on the situation at that time. 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.

UNLV will continue to monitor the situation as the outbreak progresses. U.S. citizens who must travel are encouraged to register travel through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate and receive important information from the 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

Student International Travel

For student international travel information, please contact Gregory Stephany at,, 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 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 or 702-895-0542 regarding your health insurance coverage. You can also call 1-800-853-5899 or email 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 or call 702-774-6477 for assistance.

Alternate Breaks

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