Fostering Safe Travel

The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to making study, research, and other academic pursuits, both domestic and international, safe and accessible for faculty, staff, and students. In order to foster safe travel and improve our roadrunners’ experience abroad, UTSA leadership, and Global Initiatives are working with internal and external experts to mitigate risks and improve policies, procedures, programs, and operations.
Here are some guidelines:
  • If you are a UTSA student, faculty and/or staff traveling on university business, you must: submit a travel request to the IOC.
  • Global Initiatives coordinates the International Oversight Committee (IOC) to advise the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives on health and safety issues as well as guidelines related to international travel.  
  • The On Call International is a service that monitors overseas travel and responds to overseas emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering emergency assistance to UTSA travelers. Their services include English-speaking doctors, medical referrals, and evacuation assistance, as well as regional and country-specific risk and safety reporting.

Travel Policy

International Travel

EFFECTIVE 18 May 2022:  IN ACCORDANCE WITH UT SYSTEM GUIDANCE, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO LOCATIONS NOTED ON THE RESTRICTED REGIONS LIST MUST BE APPROVED BY THE IOC.

All UTSA-affiliated international travel to locations on the restricted region list, including but not limited to, unfunded research, noncredit bearing experiences, and travel by registered student organizations requires review and approval of the IOC.

Requests must be received no later than 21 days prior to the ticket purchase date.  Submissions must be received no later than Thursday for review at the International Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

Current schedule IOC Meeting dates.  Dates are subject to change.

31 May 2022 20 September 2022
14 June 2022 4 October 2022
28 June 2022 18 October 2022
12 July 2022 1 November 2022
26 July 2022 15 November 2022
9 August 2022 29 November 2022
23 August 2022 13 December 2022
6 September 2022

 

Risk Level definitions

International travelers must complete the Restricted Regions Travel Request forms 

Please submit the completed Restricted Regions Travel Request form to global@utsa.edu 

Domestic Travel

Effective May 15, 2021, all UTSA domestic travel policies and approval processes will revert to pre-pandemic operating standards. Please follow university travel guidelines, policies, processes, and approvals per your division’s established operating procedures.