New Work-Related Travel Policy Begins Sept. 1

Beginning Sept. 1, 2020, only the University of Washington policy for work-related and personal travel will apply to UW Medicine employees, and there will not be additional UW Medicine-specific travel guidelines. Under the University’s current policy, work-related international travel is restricted and domestic travel is discouraged.

Domestic travel

  • All employees are strongly encouraged to cancel or postpone domestic university travel that is not essential to business, academic or research continuity.
  • Supervisors approving travel for employees should use their best judgment.

International travel

  • All work-related travel outside the U.S. by University of Washington employees and students is restricted until further notice.
  • The University encourages employees to avoid personal travel outside of the U.S. and to review applicable travel warnings.

While UW Medicine will no longer have a separate travel policy, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity in our community. If we see a significant increase in the number of cases or individuals requiring medical care, we will re-evaluate the policy to determine if modifications are needed to protect and preserve our workforce and to best serve our patients and community.

For more information, please see the UW Office of Global Affairs Travel restriction policy and the UW FAQ on Travel and study abroad.