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Updated UF Guidance on Travel

In line with Governor DeSantis’ guidance and the directives issued by the state’s Department of Management Services, the university will be implementing the following policies effective immediately.

Business and Personal Travel:

  • UF is prohibiting all non-essential university travel until further notice. Additionally, previous approvals for travel are now rescinded, provided that travel has not yet commenced. Essential travel may be approved by your senior vice president or vice president.
  • Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) best practices for prevention of COVID-19. Personal travel should be minimized. UF employees who do embark on personal travel involving a cruise or international destinations will be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days before being allowed to return to work.

More information regarding these decisions as well as other questions related to COVID-19 are available by accessing these updated FAQs.

The purpose of the University of Florida Travel Office is to provide direction for employees and others who undertake travel on behalf of the University. Travel costs are to be allocated and expended within established budgetary limitations and serve an official business purpose. Travelers are not to make commitments to travel or to incur travel expenses without first obtaining the appropriate approvals.

The Travel Office is located in Elmore Hall and can be reached at (352) 392-1241 or travel@ufl.edu.

How Can We Help You?

Additional Directives and Information

  • Helpful Handouts

    Travelers and employee reimbursement guides to assist with travel & employee guidelines for reimbursement as well as specific items These are printable guides for all travelers including visitors, candidates, students and UF Employees that are doing business on behalf of the university. All travel and expense policies can be located in the Travel Directives. Employee […]
  • Workers’ Compensation for Injuries Incurred During Travel

    Directive Statement University travelers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits during periods of travel which are necessary to perform the official business of the University. Travelers are not eligible for worker’s compensation benefits during activities which deviate from the normal course and scope of the official business, such as vacations or personal enterprise, even though […]