Request Restricted Region Travel Approval

New Travel Guidelines in response to COVID-19

The university has implemented new travel guidelines including:

  • Effective May 1, 2020: UT domestic and international travel restrictions have been extended to June 30, whether paid for by UT sources or external sponsors. A decision will be made by June 15 about travel starting after July 1. International travel will follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International SOS (ISOS) and U.S. Department of State (USDOS) for dates later than July 1.
    • Limited exceptions may be possible for faculty, staff, and graduate students for important domestic and international university-related business travel.
      • Domestic travel exception requests must be approved by the relevant dean or vice president prior to the submission of an RTA. 
      • International travel will not be permitted at this time (unless related to COVID-19 research), due to closed entry to/exit from numerous countries, restricted flight options, quarantine requirements, strained health systems, and the potential outbreak of civil unrest.
    • UT-sponsored undergraduate student travel is prohibited UT will not permit reimbursements from any source for deposits, down-payments, change fees, or non-reimbursable airfares booked after March 26 for travel at any future time if the travel has not followed protocol.
    • Faculty, staff and graduate students who are seeking approval to travel abroad for COVID-19-related research will follow guidance to request restricted region travel approval or contact Global Risk & Safety in Texas Global for assistance.
  • Effective March 27, 2020: All visiting delegations to UT Austin have been canceled through July 1, with the possibility that this date could be extended, per CDC, ISOS and USDOS guidelines.

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Request Deadlines

You must complete your request form and submit it to by the deadline. UT will not support travel without authorization, and if you turn in your request late, the IOC cannot guarantee you a response in time.


Proposed Departure Date
Deadline for Request Submission
January 17 - January 30
November 20
January 31 - February 13
December 4
February 14 - February 27
December 18
February 28 - March 12
January 1
March 13 - March 26
January 15
March 27 - April 9
January 29
April 10 - April 23
February 12
April 24 - May 7
February 26
May 8 - May 21
March 11
May 22 - June 4
March 25
June 5 - June 18
April 8
June 19 - July 2
April 22
July 3 - July 16
May 6
July 17 - July 30
May 20

The IOC retains the right to withdraw one's travel authorization if necessary, as well as withhold reimbursement and/or take other disciplinary actions for noncompliance with the UT Travel Policy.