Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Policy

Updated: July 25, 2022

Travel Guidance

In response to UP’s high vaccination rate, the following travel guidelines are in place for Summer 2022 travel. Guidelines and policies may be updated or revised as warranted by local or national conditions.

Guidelines for Individual Travel (Personal or University-Sponsored)

  • There are no travel restrictions for Summer 2022.
  • Testing for COVID-19 is not required pre-travel, unless required by the destination (conference, foreign country, etc.)
  • Follow CDC Guidelines for all domestic and international travel, as well as the local public health authorities of your travel destination.

Guidelines for University-Sponsored Group Travel

  • Testing for COVID-19 is not required by UP pre-travel (unless required by the destination) or post-travel.
  • Each trip participant is required to be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) and should do a symptom check before departure.
  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should not participate in the travel (regardless of whether they have tested positive or not.)
  • Trip leaders may pick up rapid test kits for up to 20% (1/5) of the total number of participants, for use during travel in case anyone develops symptoms while on the trip. Any unused tests should be returned to Campus Safety.
  • Trip leaders will need to pre-order these tests by emailing Campus Safety at campussafety@up.edu. Please include the following information in your email:
    • The name of the trip along with the name and title of the trip leader
    • The number of tests you will need for your group
    • The date and approximate time the tests will be picked up
    • Name of individual who will be picking up the tests

  • All travel organizers should develop a contingency plan for the possibility that a participant will develop COVID-19 symptoms during the trip. For example, is isolation space available? If flying, what will happen if someone develops COVID-19 symptoms and/or tests positive and cannot return to Portland with the group?