Return to Campus: Fall 2020

Faculty & Staff

Faculty Instruction FAQs

Travel

Does Lamar University have any travel restrictions?

The following travel guidelines are in effect through December 31, 2020 or until further notice

University-Sponsored Travel


No international travel is allowed at this time.

Domestic travel by personal or rented/chartered vehicle (car, van, bus, etc.) is allowed and will follow LU’s standard travel policies, with the following exceptions:

  • Travel should be for essential business reasons only, defined by the Department Head.
  • Travel to destinations under travel advisories is not recommended.
  • Travel must conform with any CDC COVID advisory or state and local travel restrictions, including review of the need to self-isolate upon return.

Domestic travel by common carrier (plane, train, etc.) may be allowed under the following conditions:

  • Travel should be for essential business reasons only, defined by the Department Head.
  • Travel to destinations under travel advisories is not recommended.
  • Travel must conform with any CDC COVID advisory or state and local travel restrictions, including review of the need to self-isolate upon return.
  • Traveler must receive prior approval from his/her Vice President or Dean. To receive approval, traveler must submit a request to the VP or Dean that documents the travel’s purpose and destination. The VP or Dean’s approval must be submitted with the university’s standard travel request forms.

Personal Travel


  • In keeping with standard LU policy, an employee’s supervisor must approve vacation requests in advance.
  • Domestic travelers are encouraged to take precautions during travel, especially to destinations under travel advisories.
  • Domestic travel is subject to any CDC COVID advisory or state and local travel restrictions.
  • Domestic travelers should follow safe travel practices, including hand hygiene, social distancing, and wearing masks and other protective gear.
  • Any international travel requires 14 days of self-isolation after the traveler returns to his/her domicile and before reporting to campus/work.
  • Prior to international travel that requires self-isolation upon return, an employee must secure pre-approval for leave or an approved telecommuting plan during the period of self-isolation.
  • The CDC and U.S. Department of State advise against cruise ship travel (Warning – Level 3). Any cruise ship travel requires self-isolation upon return.

Not finding the answers you need? We're here to help!

Need to tell us about a positive Covid-19 test?