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Foreign Travel

Travel Advisory - Updated August 01, 2016:  The Florida Department of Health has identified an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in Miami.  Based on the earliest time of symptom onset and a maximal two-week incubation period for Zika virus, this guidance applies to women of reproductive age and their partners who live in or traveled to this area after June 15, 2016. For more information; please see the following document.

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Travel Advisory:  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a travel alert to regions with Zika Virus outbreaks. Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne virus transmitted via mosquito bites. Travelers visiting regions with known Zika Virus outbreaks should excercise caution, and take preventative measures for your health and safety. A list of the regions with known cases and more information can be found at the following link.

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Travelers should exercise prudence when traveling to a foreign location.  A traveler should review the U.S. Department of State’s List of State Sponsors of Terrorism and Foreign Travel Advisories before making travel arrangements.


Rates for foreign travel shall not begin until the date and time of arrival in the foreign country from the U.S. and shall terminate on the date and time of departure from the foreign country to the U.S.  When traveling between foreign countries, reimbursement is calculated at the applicable meal rate based on the departed location until arrival at the new location.


Air Travel

The Fly America Act (49 U.S.C. 40118) requires that all federally funded travel use a U.S. flag carrier or U.S. flag carrier service provided under a code-share agreement, except under specific situations.  The U.S. has entered into several air transport agreements that allow federal funded transportation services for travel to use foreign air carriers under certain circumstances.  These “Open Skies Agreements” can be viewed on the U.S. General Services Administration’s website.


Lodging and Meals

Meals and Lodging will be reimbursed up to the maximum U.S. Department of State’s Per Diem Rates.


Currency Converters for Expense Reports

(Please refer to the University Travel Policies, and Travel Card Resources for more details)