COVID-19 Related Travel Petitions Procedures

Travel petitions will be reviewed by Penn’s Committee on Travel Risk Assessment (CTRA) in collaboration with the School or Center of the person submitting the petition. CTRA is comprised of members from across the University community, specifically Global Support Services, Risk Management, the Office of Research Services and Wellness/Student Health Service. CTRA will consult with external and campus experts on specific requests as needed. Travelers are asked to submit their petitions for travel early as possible. CTRA is committed to reviewing petitions quickly and will respond within one week with an answer or request for more information.

Petitions for travel authorization

NOTE: Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs on individual travel no longer need to petition.
Trip registration in MyTrips is required for all travel, regardless of whether a petition is required. 

Petition procedures for Graduate Students

Petition procedures for Undergraduate Students

Petition procedures for Group Trip Leaders

COVID-19 Liability Forms

If you are an individual traveler, have submitted a travel petition, and are authorized to travel you will be asked to sign this Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability form

Group Administrators should ask the travelers on their group trip to sign this Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability form

Email completed forms to: