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Reminders for SBU Community About International and Domestic Travel

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Spring campus fountain 2Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul M. Goldbart and Vice President for Research Richard J. Reeder have shared with the campus community reminders about international and domestic travel. The message reads as follows:

Dear Stony Brook Community,

As the academic year unfolds, here are a few reminders about international and domestic travel.

State and federal health guidelines continue to recommend avoiding international and domestic travel unless travelers are fully vaccinated. If travel is necessary, CDC provides recommendations of precautionary measures.

All Stony Brook faculty, staff, and graduate student employees planning domestic or international travel to conduct research, attend a conference, or participate in other University business must abide by the following instructions for pre-approval. We advise prospective travelers to obtain pre-approval prior to booking any travel arrangements.

  • For State-Funded Travel and Non-Sponsored Research Travel: All domestic and international travel requires pre-approval, which can be requested through the Concur system.
  • For Sponsored Research Travel: No pre-approval is required for domestic travel. International travel requires pre-approval by utilizing the Electronic Foreign Travel Request portal (eFTR).

All prospective travelers for research should review the guidance for travel on sponsored research awards administered through the Research Foundation. All international travelers should review the Export Controls guidance.

Concur System Implementation: Starting in October 2021, the SBU Travel Program began implementing the Concur Travel Expense Reimbursement system. Please visit our website to learn more about Concur and register for training. All travelers should review the current Covid-19 Travel Reimbursement guidelines to ensure compliance in advance of any travel.

Travel Risk Level: International travelers should check the U.S. Department of State to stay updated on the level of risk associated with their destination. Most nations at this time have been identified as high risk, according to CDC and NYS Department of Health.


Paul M. Goldbart Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Richard J. Reeder, Vice President for Research

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