Any request for international travel should be made to the relevant Head of College or Director, and there should be a sound business reason behind it. The University cannot permit any staff business travel to countries not on the FCO exempted list. Our insurance does not extend to disruption caused by the pandemic. Therefore, travel can only be allowed if sufficient budget is available to cover any additional unforeseen costs, eg for an extended stay due to lockdown or quarantine, or an emergency return to the UK.
Requests to travel within the UK should also be made to Heads and Directors, and again should be business-critical and with all relevant Government and public health advice adhered to.
Please see the University Notice: Update on Travel issued on 20 July for fuller information (held on Staff Intranet - access required)