All faculty and staff traveling outside of the United States on a U of A related activity
are required to register their travel with the Office of Study Abroad and International
Exchange. Travel Authorizations will not be approved in BASIS for international travel
until the trip has been registered, so travelers or their designated proxy should
take care of this well in advance of travel and before airfare is purchased.
This would include, but is not limited, to the following activities:
Travel Registration can be completed by the traveler or by a designated proxy with
The University of Arkansas adheres to the Travel Advisories provided by the U.S.
State Department. To review travel advisories for all countries of travel, see the
Department of State.
For policy information, reference the
Office of the Provost.
The University of Arkansas does not allow travel, research or study in locations
where the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory: DO NOT TRAVEL.
Travel to countries under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: RECONSIDER TRAVEL will be considered
only upon Petition. In addition, the University may not support travel to countries
based on information provided by the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding outbreaks of infectious disease.
Exceptions to this policy will be considered by submission of the
“Petition for Exception to the International Travel Policy.”
These petitions are submitted to the Office of Study Abroad and forwarded for
review by the International Education Advisory Council (IEAC). The IEAC then makes
a recommendation to the Dean of the Graduate School and International Education who
forwards petition to the Provost for review. The Provost’s decision is final.
The Petition process includes a
Release and Waiver of Liability
that must be signed by the traveler(s) before a Petition will be reviewed by the
No Travel Authorizations or use of university funds may be authorized prior to
approval through the travel registration process.