CSU Travel Policy Updated

Published May 1, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff:

The updated CSU travel policy suspends all international and non-essential domestic travel through July 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Only CSU Presidents may provide an exception in extenuating and compelling circumstances. This authority cannot be delegated. Requests for exceptions should be routed through your divisional Vice President and I will review their recommendations. These dates may need to be revised as both the COVID-19 outbreak and its financial impacts continue to change.

FAQs for Travel Restrictions

  1. What criteria will be used to determine if an exception can be made?
    • Necessity of the proposed travel, including consequences of postponing travel
    • Needs and preferences of the individual
    • Availability of safe and secure shelter at the destination
    • Availability of appropriate medical care at the destination
    • Availability of transportation, services, and other necessities at the destination
    • Assessment of risks associated with traveling versus risks of remaining in place
  2. Who is affected?
    All University and auxiliary employees regardless of funding source
  3. Is the restriction for out-of-state travel only?
    No, the restriction is for in-state, out-of-state, and international travel
  4. What if I previously had my travel approved by my supervisor?
    The travel must be re-approved considering these new restrictions and FAQ
  5. Do these restrictions apply to student travel?

Specific questions about this travel guidance and restriction should be addressed to your immediate supervisor and/or college dean or associate vice president. 

General Questions about employee travel may be directed to:

Eric Murakami for CMP and 49R ateric.murakami@csulb.edu

Kara Perkins for FDN at kara.perkins@csulb.edu


Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.
California State University, Long Beach