If I am approved to travel under business essential criteria, what else should I consider when reserving travel related expenses?

If you have been granted approval for business essential travel; you must consider the possibility of cancellation with short notice due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. 

  • When securing airfare, consider refundable ticket purchases that ensures a full refund in the event of cancellation. 
  • When securing hotels, carefully review the cancellation terms to ensure ability to cancel without penalty.  Use of online booking sites (e.g. Expedia) for hotels may be not offer refunds and are not recommended.  Airbnb is not recommended due to cancellation terms that typically do not permit refunds. 

Caution should be taken with any travel expenses that require payment in advance of travel.  Consult the Travel Office for guidance.