UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students planning to conduct university-related travel in the coming months should review UC Berkeley’s guidance on travel before making travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a reminder:
- Research travel: All off-campus research travel – domestic or international – must receive prior approval from VC Research until further notice. Please submit requests to the VC Research critical field research continuity review process. Contact email@example.com with questions.
- International travel: Per UCOP guidelines, UC Berkeley is also advised to avoid all non-essential university-related international travel until further notice. International travelers should also complete a secondary process, UC Berkeley’s Protocol for Essential International Travel, to seek approval from the Vice Provost for Academic Planning. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
University-related travel is defined by UC Berkeley as essential if it is required to:
- Preserve the safety of a research subject and is not possible to be postponed.
- Preserve the results of research activity and is not possible to be postponed.
Please refer to the travel page for more information about the campus’ travel protocols, travel insurance, and travel reimbursement for faculty, staff, and students. Travelers should allow at least 21 days for the approval process prior to booking flights.