Evaluation of Business Travel Requests
The UNLV TRAC reviews and advises the President and/or delegated authority on all international travel requests for authorization consideration. The committee includes representatives from the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Risk Management and Safety, the Office of Student Conduct, the faculty and ex-officio representation from International Programs.
Essential Travel Considerations
Foreign travel will be considered essential when critical to the core educational and business functions of UNLV and if the purpose of the travel cannot be accomplished remotely.
Additionally, at least one of three following travel requirements is met:
- Time-sensitive: The purpose of travel cannot be accomplished at a later date (e.g., spring/summer semester);
- Purpose-specific: It is necessary to preserve the safety/well-being of research subjects and/or participants, or the continuity of research that cannot be repeated, replaced or performed remotely; OR
- Required: It must be completed in association with a grant, contract, award, or scholarship. For example, a Fulbright award, activities required by a funded research grant or other contractual obligations.
All faculty, staff and student international travel continues to be prohibited.
Requesting Travel Exceptions and Authorization
The TRAC reviews various sources of information including, but not limited to:
- Traveler’s exception request
- Traveler’s supporting documents
- Health and safety conditions
- The U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories, specifically Level 3 and/or Level 4, which indicate high risk for international travel.
All travel exception requests must be submitted online
There are currently no CDC recommendations to self-quarantine after returning from domestic travel. If you choose to travel for personal reasons, you must follow CDC guidelines.
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 email@example.com.
Student International Travel
All student international travel continues to be suspended. Questions can be directed to Gregory Stephany at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-774-6477.
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 email@example.com or 702-895-0542 regarding your health insurance coverage. You can also call 1-800-853-5899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve your health insurance information.
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 email@example.com or call 702-774-6477 for assistance.
For information about travel related to Alternate Breaks, please visit Service Learning and Leadership, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sunny Gittens at email@example.com or 702-895-5624.