Travel & Visitors

Campus

Important Information

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    Travel Restrictions

    Quarantine is required before returning to campus following travel internationally or to restricted states for individuals who are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks following final vaccination dose) through June 8, 2021.

     

    Domestic travel for University business is now permitted, provided that it is budgeted and approved. At this time, all expenditures anticipated at or above $2500 must be approved in advance. All travel must be booked through the Concur Travel and Expense system or directly with Christopherson Business Travel. Only those who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine before returning to campus following travel to restricted states or internationally.

     

    If faculty, staff, or students travel outside of Colorado for any reason, they must quarantine away from campus for seven days before returning to campus unless they're two weeks past full vaccination and their vaccination record is documented at MyHealth.

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    Study Abroad

    Office of International Education, DU partner program and unaffiliated study abroad programs cancelled.

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    Low-Cost Quarantine Alternatives

    DU identified partners to offer low-cost alternatives to members of our community for quarantine and isolation.

    Contact the COVID Coordinator

Travel FAQs

  • What steps must I take if I’m approved for essential travel?

    Essential travel is defined as travel that is required to preserve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, research subjects and research activity and which is not possible to be postponed. Essential travel is absolutely and immediately necessary. Essential travel does not include travel to attend professional or educational conferences. Conferences are just one example of non-essential travel – other activities will also be considered non-essential travel. If you feel that your upcoming travel constitutes as essential travel, work with your academic dean or division leader to gain approval. 

    For those who receive approval for essential international travel:

    • All employees who travel internationally must submit a Request in Pioneer Travel and Expense (log in through Pioneer Web) before booking travel arrangements 
    • Employees are required to book all travel through Pioneer Travel and Expense (log in through Pioneer Web) – please see more details below
    • Students who intend to travel internationally must send a complete international travel risk petition to risk@du.edu before departure for International Travel Committee approval; students may need to also complete a registration in DU Passport as an experiential learner
    • Contact DU’s International Travel Risk Analyst (courtney.niebrzydowski@du.edu) to notify her of your international travel plans 
       

    In light of the fast-changing travel environment, the University requires that all future University travel for employees be booked through the online travel booking tool (Pioneer Travel and Expense) or by contacting Christopherson Business Travel directly at (800)-285-3603 or DUTravel@cbtravel.com. This eliminates the personal financial risk of a trip being canceled. If you have questions regarding travel booking or canceling an existing flight, please contact Shared Services at 303-871-7420 or Shared Services. For personal travel, travelers may want to consider purchasing travel insurance from a reputable vendor. 

  • Where is the list of states defined as high-risk and thus requiring quarantining after travel?
  • What if I am planning to travel internationally for academic or business-related activities in the near future?

    Quarantine is required before returning to campus following travel internationally for individuals who are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks following final vaccination dose) through June 8, 2021.

    Essential travel is defined as travel that is required to: preserve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, research subjects and research activity and which is not possible to be postponed. Essential travel is absolutely and immediately necessary. Essential travel does not include travel to attend professional or educational conferences. Conferences are just one example of non-essential travel – other activities will also be considered non-essential travel.

    If you feel that your upcoming travel constitutes as essential travel, work with your academic dean or division leader to gain approval.

    In light of the fast-changing travel environment, the University requires all future University travel for faculty and staff be booked through the online travel booking tool (Pioneer Travel and Expense) or by contacting Christopherson Business Travel directly at (800)-285-3603 or DUTravel@cbtravel.com. This eliminates the personal financial risk of a trip being canceled. If you have questions regarding travel booking or canceling an existing flight, please contact Shared Services at 303-871-7420 or Shared Services. For personal travel, travelers may want to consider purchasing travel insurance from a reputable vendor. 

  • Who should I speak with if I am currently overseas for University-related travel and have questions?

    You can contact the University’s International Travel Risk Analyst or contact International SOS — our security and emergency assistance provider — directly any time to speak with a medical and/or security specialist to discuss the current situation and ask any questions that you may have. You can contact ISOS directly by calling +1 215-942-8478 and provide them with our member ID: 11BSGC000067.

  • Can I be reimbursed for airfare if my University-related meeting/conference was canceled?

    The preferred and best methods of purchasing DU-related travel are Pioneer Travel & Expense (Concur), the University’s dedicated online booking system, or Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), the University’s contracted travel management company. The preferred methods offer many benefits (cost savings, ease of use, time savings, traveler support and duty of care), but at a time of significant travel disruption using these recommended tools will ensure you’ll have no issues if travel is canceled.

    University-related travel should be booked through the Pioneer Travel and Expense System (Concur).  If you booked your own travel outside of this system, you may be reimbursed subject to departmental approval. Travel that has been canceled for March and April due to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns should be submitted in an expense report to Pioneer Travel & Expense (Concur) along with documentation of the cancelation and any credits that were received.  If the University reimburses you for canceled travel, the flight credit should be used for future University travel. 

  • Who should I contact with Travel and Expense questions?

    Contact Shared Services at 303-871-7420 or via email at sharedservices@du.edu.

  • How should I book official University travel?

    The University recommends all future travel for faculty and staff be booked through the online travel booking tool (Pioneer Travel and Expense), or by contacting Christopherson Business Travel directly at (800)-285-3603 or DUTravel@cbtravel.com. This eliminates the personal financial risk of a trip being canceled. If you have questions regarding travel booking, please contact Shared Services at 303-871-7420.

  • Can students arrive in the state and quarantine with family instead of on campus?

    Yes.

  • I can’t afford to quarantine in a hotel or other lodging. Are there alternatives?

    Yes. The university identified partners to offer low-cost alternatives to members of our community for quarantine and isolation. Please contact COVIDcoordinator@du.edu for more information.

  • Can I travel for official University business?

    Domestic travel for University business is now permitted, provided that it is budgeted and approved. At this time, all expenditures anticipated at or above $2500 must be approved in advance. All travel must be booked through the Concur Travel and Expense system or directly with Christopherson Business Travel. Only those who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine before returning to campus following travel to restricted states or internationally.

Restricted Travel States

Travel outside of Colorado requires a seven-day quarantine before returning to campus unless you're two weeks past full vaccination and your vaccination record is documented at MyHealth. For your information, we continue to update data on states with over 10/100k cases daily as a 7-day average.

Updated May 10, 2021

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming