Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Policy

Updated: July 25, 2022

Travel Guidance

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 currently in place.
  • 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 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?