For Travelers

The University of Maine System now prohibits all university-sponsored domestic travel beyond the State of Maine. Narrow exceptions remain for limited travel within Maine. Minimizing travel should be every employee’s guide when considering whether to request, authorize, or direct domestic travel within Maine. The University understands that even at this time there is work which requires an employee’s physical presence. In such cases and when the work cannot be postponed, such travel may be permitted with supervisory approval. University meetings of any kind will not require in-person attendance while this travel restriction is in place.

(Last reviewed/updated: 3/18/2020)

This section pertains to University sponsored international travel. This includes international travel that uses University funds, including activity fees; for which academic is awarded; or which are subject to the University’s insurance coverage. Any one of those criteria means the travel is University Sponsored.

  • Travel to countries with a CDC or U.S. Department of State advisory level 3 or 4 is prohibited. As of March 11, 2020, the entire globe was at least level 3. Current Level 3 and 4 information is available here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
  • If you have traveled and have been advised by a public health official to restrict your movements to halt spread of COVID-19:
    • Students – Do Not Return to Campus. First call the University to develop academic accommodations in support of your continued learning.
    • Employees- Do Not Return To Campus. Please call your manager or supervisor to discuss work arrangements.

(Last reviewed/updated: 03/12/2020)

  • The University strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff to reconsider all non-essential travel, domestic and international.
  • The University also strongly recommends that travelers avoid areas, including domestic locations, where there has been an outbreak of the virus.
  • UMS is asking employees and students to voluntarily disclose any international travel or any travel to areas where Covid-19 is prevalent at this time
  • The University recommends travelers follow CDC guidance when traveling. CDC travel advisory information is linked below.

(Last reviewed/updated: 03/12/2020)

Spread of COVID-19 has made travel difficult for many people, including our employees and students. If you are currently traveling and need travel advice or assistance booking new travel on official University business due to the coronavirus, please call the Corporate Travel Management Hotline. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Local: 303-386-8579
  • Toll Free: 800-223-1308

(Last reviewed/updated: 03/12/2020)