As part of Wake Forest’s ongoing response to COVID conditions, all non-essential university travel is suspended until further notice.

  • Essential Travel may be considered for approval. However, prior to undertaking or committing to any Wake Forest-sponsored travel (domestic and international), all faculty, staff, and students (including groups) are required to complete and submit the Wake Forest-Sponsored Travel Pre-Authorization Form
  • Before submitting the Pre-Authorization Form, familiarize yourself with the entirety of the University COVID Travel Policy and the University’s memo on discretionary spending which currently remains in effect.
  • NOTE: Travel between Wake Forest campuses (in Winston Salem and Charlotte) is excepted from the University COVID Travel Policy.  Essential Travel within the City of Winston-Salem and Charlotte (for our Charlotte-based colleagues) or within a 30 miles radius of Winston-Salem (or Charlotte) or the person’s residence does not require pre-authorization.

Wake Forest-Sponsored Travel Pre-Authorization Form

FOR INDIVIDUAL & GROUP TRAVEL
  • With the submission of this Travel Pre-Authorization Form, I confirm that I have read the University COVID Travel Policy and have had prior discussion about the details of the proposed travel with my Department/unit Supervisor, Chair, or Dean. Further, I understand that decisions made by the Travel Authorization Team will be communicated to the appropriate Vice-President, Dean, or Administrative Head for final approval.

























  • Only Essential travel will be considered for approval. Per WFU policy, travel is considered essential when not traveling will cause harm to the operations of the university. Essential travel includes, but is not limited to, the areas below. Please select any categories that apply to your proposed travel









  • Please address the specific purpose of your proposed travel. Include relevant information about your knowledge of the COVID-related/other risks for the location(s) and about your plans to ensure minimal exposure, to maximize physical distancing, and to adhere to CDC guidelines and local health recommendations
  • For proposed international travel, please address your knowledge of the current travel restrictions for your destination (i.e. visa requirements, pre-arrival COVID testing, mandatory quarantine/isolation on arrival, etc.).
  • If travel is approved, then a complete list of all travelers will be required





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  • If you do not have your accommodation information at this time, “TBD” is acceptable here. If travel is approved, then this information will be required prior to starting the travel

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  • Max. file size: 64 MB.

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