University relaxes pandemic-related travel restrictions

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University relaxes pandemic-related travel restrictions

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is moving to resume pre-approved domestic and international travel for students, faculty and staff.

As of May 21, the university is allowing faculty and staff to seek pre-approved domestic and international travel for essential university business. International student travel will be allowed starting July 1.

All university travelers — regardless if travel is personal or for university business — are required to follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, along with any state of local public health departments.

By submitting for pre-trip authorization, travelers agree to follow all guidance. Two levels of authorization are required (the latter by dean or vice chancellor) prior to travel. All international requests will be reviewed by the International Travel Risk Committee.

Approval for domestic, in-state travel continues to require one level of supervisory approval. Blanket travel authorizations are allowed only for in-state travel.

A complete overview of the updated travel policy — including expanded guidance regarding vaccination requirements, pre-travel COVID-19 testing and post-travel quarantine — is available here.

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