Travel Guidelines - University of Houston
Skip to main content

Travel Guidelines

Travel Restrictions

Updated March 7, 2022

Domestic Travel for faculty, staff and graduate students

As of March 7, university-sanctioned domestic travel travel may resume using regular travel procedures and approval processes in place pre-COVID-19. 

International Travel for faculty, staff and graduate students

No changes from the current protocol are being made.  As a reminder, for university-sanctioned international travel, only travel consistent with the mission of the University will be permitted at the discretion of the applicable Vice President. This is effective until further notice based on conditions abroad.

Return from International Travel

The following CDC guidelines are applicable to all faculty, staff and students returning from international travel, whether university-sanctioned or personal:

Upon returning from international travel, you should:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

If you are NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to the recommendations above, you should:

  • Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel

These requirements for self-quarantine include international students who are traveling to the U.S. for classes. Upon arriving in the U.S., please submit the Reporting Potential Exposure form . (Note that no forms are required to be completed in advance of your travel, and no forms are required if you have been fully vaccinated.)

Before returning to campus following international travel if you have not been fully vaccinated, you must complete the form Request to Return to Campus and receive written approval.

Learning Abroad

Students may continue to plan for 2022-2023 programs abroad with Learning Abroad.  Only affiliated, reciprocal exchange, faculty-led, graduate and fellowship programs will be considered for approval. Travel abroad is not permitted on non-affiliated programs.

Students must meet with their Learning Abroad Advisor for more information and to initiate the process necessary for final travel approval. Future Learning Abroad opportunities are subject to change based on conditions both in the U.S. and abroad.

Teach Remotely

Deliver your classes online.
Learn About Teaching Online >>
Technology Guide for Faculty >>

Work Remotely

Make a flexible workplace arrangement.
COVID-19 Telecommuting Form >>
Technology Guide for Staff >>