Travel Warning reminder: Executive Memorandum No. 25
"It is the policy of the University of Nebraska that no university-sponsored program of travel for students and members of the general public shall depart from the United States for a country for which the US Department of State has issued a Travel Warning or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Travel Health Notice at Warning Level 3. If such a warning is issued after departure, the guidance provided by the warning shall be followed by participants in the affected area until the senior international officer for the University of Nebraska provides guidance and direction regarding the steps necessary to ensure health and safety, including a possible return to the United States.”
For more details, please see the State Department Travel Warning list.
Per Diem Updates
Concur is working as expected regarding the new per diem model for meals. Meals (including tip) is no longer an expense type when creating an expense report.
For full details, please read more here.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow US citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.
New travel policy coming soon. Contact Sara Pirtle for more details in the meantime.
Are you traveling internationally? Some countries are subject to US federal international travel and Export Control regulations. Please visit the UNMC Export Control Office webpage. If you are traveling internationally, you must complete a travel checklist within five days of booking your flight. Please see the UNMC guidelines along with the required travel checklist for your use.
Some Additional Reminders
- Research your destination: location, weather, safety issues, immunization requirements or recommendations, etc.
- Call your banks and credit card companies to register your travel
- Ensure your passport/visa is valid for at least 6 months
- Keep a photocopy with you at all times and save an electronic version in case of emergencies
- Print your travel insurance card and save an electronic version
- Consider your health needs, bring any necessary medication (fully labeled)
- Get any required vaccinations for your destination country
- Pack appropriately
- Learn a few words in the local language
- Check to see if your cell phone will work internationally, consider buying a short-term international plan or SIM card for your trip
- Set an "Out of Office" response in your email account to let people know your responses will be delayed