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Business Travel

Foreign Travel

Foreign travel is defined as travel to, between, or within countries outside the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and its territories and possessions. University of Illinois System foreign business travel must be authorized by the department head or authorized delegate. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure their travel arrangements comply with University of Illinois policies and procedures and their claims for reimbursement are accurate. For additional information and policies on foreign travel, see Section 15, Travel of the Business and Financial Policies and Procedures manual.

Travel Warnings

System employees traveling abroad should take heed of the travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State. For a current listing, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Visitors to the U.S.

Students from abroad coming to the United States may find helpful information from their university foreign student affairs offices.

For additional information regarding visitors to the U.S., see Section 18.2, Foreign Nationals of the Business and Financial Policies and Procedures manual.

International Travel and Export Controls

The University Ethics and Compliance Office is producing a series of 5-minute animated videos on important compliance topics for employees traveling internationally.  These are not training videos.  The intent is to promote awareness so employees will know when to seek additional guidance.

     Chicago - International Travel and Export Controls

     Urbana - International Travel and Export Controls

A Springfield specific video will be added in the coming months.  Until then, Springfield employees may watch either the Chicago or Urbana video to understand the issues and best practices associated with international travel and export controls.

Last Updated: July 18, 2018

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