Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Originally published 5/6/20; updated 6/9/20, 7/13/20, 9/3/20

Please continue to reference coronavirus FAQs regarding University-sponsored travel for more information about travel restrictions that went into place in March.

Reminders -- also covered in the FAQs

  • Per Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) guidance, travel is limited until further notice to instances involving public safety and health, job requirements, economic development opportunities, and emergency situations related to the custody and/or care of persons for whom the state is responsible. If using discretionary funds, exceptions may be granted.
  • Effective Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. per NC Executive Order No. 163, all in-state gatherings of 25 or more people, and all travel outside the state, continue to be suspended unless an exception is authorized by the Chancellor or Provost.
  • It is the department’s responsibility to cover any cancellation expenses or fees. Follow the University’s Travel Manual guidance, specifically in Section II.1.6, Cancellations, regarding charges related to canceled travel. As always, continue to exercise care in incurring expenses and treat University funds as if they were your own. Consult with your area business officer regarding any department-specific guidelines and restrictions.

Any changes in COVID-19 trends and other related guidance impacting University travel expenditures will be communicated and the related FAQs will be updated.