Travel Advisory

Please continue to monitor Florida State University's website for travel alerts. Click on Center for Global Engagement website to read information on foreign travel .


In order to keep all FSU travelers safe during business- or research-related travel, all postdoctoral scholars are required to enter travel arrangements into the Concur software effectively immediately. This is with regards to air and train travel, domestic or international, which is supported by FSU funds (example: postdoctoral scholar travel award) or university-managed funds (example: a federal grant). If you have already booked your travel, then you are required to send a copy of your itinerary/ticket to for full approval. You are encouraged to work with your departmental travel representative when making trip arrangements. If your trip does not use FSU funds or university-managed funds (example: an institution invites you to give a seminar and will be paying for it), the university still requires you to email your planned business itinerary to, even if you are not using the Concur software for these types of travel activities. Because postdocs represent a predominant international group, you are asked to self-isolate for 14 days following personal travel to countries experiencing the coronavirus or if you have relatives visiting you here that have had possible contact with the coronavirus. For business- related travel, you are currently not permitted to travel to countries that are designated Level 2 and 3 from the CDC. Please check this URL for ongoing updates.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Travel Restriction

"Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States".

Postdocs traveling (for example from southern Asia or Australia), whose flights connect through one of the 10 airports listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, please be aware of new travel restrictions on personal electronic devices that are in place. The new restriction is an enhancement in security that will require that all personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cell phone or smart phone be placed in checked baggage. (Please check with your airline if you are not sure whether your smartphone is impacted). These items will no longer be allowed to be carried onto aircraft at 10 select airports where flights are departing for the United States. The affected overseas airports are: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Cairo International Airport (CAI), Ataturk International Airport (IST), King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Mohammed V Airport (CMN), Hamad International Airport (DOH), Dubai International Airport (DXB), and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

For more information go to U.S. Department of Homeland Security's website to continue to monitor.