COVID-19 Travel FAQ

Which forms of business travel are currently being allowed?

What is the current approval process for mission critical travel?

Where can I find up to date information on business travel during COVID-19?

Does Princeton University's Business Travel Accident Insurance cover COVID-19 infection?

Will COVID cleaning fees being charged for COVID compliance hotels be reimbursable?

Do requests for virtual conferences need to be submitted in Concur?

Do employees attending online courses or classes and requesting expenses need to submit a Concur request?

When can visitors come back onto PPPL?


Which forms of business travel are currently being allowed?

The current forms of travel which are allowable are Mission Critical business travel defined by the OMB Directive with DOE approval.


What is the current approval process for mission critical travel?

The current process is defined by the COVID-19 Travel Approval Process Flow Chart.


Where can I find up to date information on business travel during COVID-19?

The latest information can be found on the COVID-19 Travel Guidance webpage. 


Does Princeton University's Business Travel Accident Insurance cover COVID-19 infection?

Princeton University’s Business Travel Accident Insurance covers accidental death and dismemberment while traveling on business. It does not cover COVID-19 infection.


Will COVID cleaning fees being charged for COVID compliance hotels be reimbursable?

Currently, most hotels are updating their policies on cleaning and disinfecting as well as taking many other precautions in reducing the amount of exposure to COVID-19. These updates to their policies will come at no additional cost to travelers. To see which hotels meet guidelines for health and safety standards follow this link to SAFE hotels


Do requests for virtual conferences need to be submitted in Concur?

No, a Concur request should not be submitted for virtual conferences in Concur. However, virtual conferences hosted by a foreign entity / country require additional approvals. More information on virtual conferences can be found here


Do employees attending online courses or classes and requesting expenses need to submit a Concur request?

No, a Concur request does not need to be submitted for online courses or classes. 


When can visitors come back onto PPPL?

Visitors and children will not be allowed on site during the period PPPL’s curtailment of on-site activities. Please visit PPPL COVID-19 Resources website for latest updates.