The UNLV Travel Risk Assessment Committee (TRAC) reviews and advises the President and/or delegated authority on all international travel requests for authorization consideration. The TRAC may review various sources of information including but not limited to:

  • Traveler’s application request
  • Traveler’s supporting documents
  • The CDC Health Advisory Notices
  • The U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories (for international travel). The TRAC considers the Department of State advisory Level 3 and/or Level 4 risky for the international traveler and will not recommend authorization for approval. A Level 3 travel advisory may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

International travel requests are reviewed for health and safety considerations. The decision by the TRAC on a travel request is final. The TRAC has representation 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

International 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.