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Domestic and International Travel

Traveling to and from campus

Members of the IU community travel to campus and other university buildings in a variety of ways, including in personal vehicles and on public transportation. Departments should encourage employees and students to maintain physical distancing recommendations of six feet when traveling to IU and wear a mask.

Everyone is also encouraged to take additional measures to protect themselves by frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in personal vehicles and to disinfect after refueling their vehicles.

Refer to Interim Travel Guidance—COVID-19 for detailed information.

Public transit and IU vehicles

Physical distancing may not be possible when using public transportation or IU vehicles.

You can keep risks to a minimum by following CDC guidance and using the following strategies to minimize risk:

  • Encourage walking and biking as much as possible.
  • Wear a mask on all transportation.
  • Use hand sanitizer after exiting the vehicle or other means of transportation.
  • Clean/disinfect after use if traveling in an IU-provided vehicle.

See IU Environmental Health and Safety’s guidance on the cleaning and disinfection of IU-provided transport for more information.

Business travel for IU employees

Only essential IU travel through the end of 2020 is permitted.

The following applies to IU-sponsored and work travel:

  • Travel between IU campuses is permitted. However, it is strongly encouraged to conduct business by other means, such as teleconferencing, if possible.
  • Essential IU travel should align with the research restart guidelines or academic mission. Travel must be approved by your executive vice president, vice president, associate vice president, dean, or their designee (fiscal officer).
  • All travel arrangements should be made through Travel Management Services.

Find more information on IU’s domestic travel guidance

International travel

IU Global has the most up-to-date information about travel guidelines, study abroad, and other travel/international topics.

IU’s guidance on international travel is based on current CDC guidance and presidential directives, and is therefore subject to change.

All travelers, both domestic and international, are advised to follow CDC guidance for returning from travel.