As of Summer 2021 (effective May 10, 2021), domestic individual travel by faculty, staff and students no longer requires a petition for approval by the provost. The approval for such trips rests again with the employee’s supervisor, or the student’s faculty mentor, and is processed via the regular Travel Authorization (TA) request in Panthersoft.
Supervisors as well as travelers are urged to closely follow best practices and recommendations by the CDC for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Travelers also should take into consideration prior to departure any travel restrictions applying to transit as well as at the destination, which may have a significant impact on the work to be completed.
Group travel such as Study USA programs organized by academic units remains suspended throughout Summer. The Travel Committee will make a recommendation if they may be resumed in the Fall in the coming weeks.
Group travel for excursions or field trips within the vicinity (50 miles or less from FIU) without overnight stays may proceed without prior approval by the Office of the Provost as long as physical distancing requirements and the university’s COVID-19 safety protocol are strictly enforced.