International and Domestic Travel
UTA TRAVEL GUIDANCE AS of May 21, 2020:
University-Sponsored International Travel
All University-sponsored international travel for students, faculty, and staff is cancelled until further notice. Exceptions will be considered by the UTA International Oversight Committee by submitting a request to travel to restricted regions.
Any questions regarding study abroad and UTA IOC approvals should be directed to Jay Horn, executive director of international education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Personal International Travel
The CDC raised its Travel Health Notice Warning Level to Level 2 and above globally, which includes all international and cruise travel. These changes trigger a UTA requirement for a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period upon your return to the United State for anyone who left the U.S. border.
All UTA travelers must submit the international travel form for further information and to receive details of self-monitoring upon return to the United States.
The University is committed to providing assistance to any individuals finding themselves in this situation. We also are informing returning Mavericks that they are not to visit UTA Health Services without calling the clinic first. Caregivers will provide telephone consultation and work with our local and regional health departments to provide appropriate care for symptomatic individuals.
Travelers should also consider how their planned trips may affect their ability to return to the United States and to campus. If trip cancellation insurance is available, travelers should consider purchasing it in case last-minute cancellation is needed. This continues to be a rapidly evolving situation and it is difficult to anticipate what the future may hold.
Those traveling should allot additional time for airport screening measures, which generally include temperature checks and questionnaires, and should follow directives from authorities. No one should travel while sick, lest they risk additional screening measures, potential entry denial, and quarantine. Additionally, anyone who is sick risks spreading germs and infection to others.
University-Sponsored Domestic Travel
As a cost-mitigation effort, all University-sponsored domestic travel is highly discouraged. For those individuals needing to travel for mission-essential business, travel authorizations should be submitted through UT Share as normal, for review and final approval by the cognizant dean or unit head.
NOTE: Travel funded through sponsored research is exempt from this guidance and must comply with the obligations provided by the funding source.
Personal Domestic Travel
UTA faculty and staff may travel domestically with no requirements to submit documentation or self-quarantine. Faculty and staff are advised to adhere to CDC issued guidelines, such as social distancing, handing washing and use of face coverings, while traveling.
COVID-19 Testing Map
An interactive map from the Texas Department of State Health Services provides detailed information on public and private mobile, walk-in and drive-thru test collection sites in your community.
Health Tips for Mavericks
- Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid contact with others who are sick.
- Seek medical attention if you are sick.