Travel Guidelines

Pre-Approval is Required for All UB Travel

The university strongly recommends that all UB faculty, staff, students and non-employees (guests) avoid traveling to regions impacted by COVID-19. If a faculty, staff, student or non-employee (guest) travels for essential university business, they must adhere to NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory guidelines. For those circumstances in which overnight business travel is required, the traveler/department must obtain pre-approval before making any travel arrangements. Travelers should follow guidance from their Unit Business Officer (UBO) to obtain required approvals, including the Deans approval for Academic units and Vice Presidential approval for Academic support units. Once your travel is pre-approved, and after your trip has occurred, you must attach a copy of the completed signed travel pre-approval form to your expense report for reimbursement. This is required for all funding sources (State, Research Foundation and UB Foundation).

Complete the Travel Pre-Approval Form

Traveling to collaborate and share with other colleagues is an integral part of university life. UB offers payment options and will reimburse individuals for reasonable, necessary, appropriate, cost-effective, and approved travel and business expenses incurred in the performance of university business.

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