Foreign Travel Policy

  1. Foreign travel, other than Canada and Mexico, paid from state appropriated funds must be approved by the Board of Regents Office 45 days prior to proposed travel dates, utilizing the Texas A&M form. For purposes of this approval process, travel to any territory of the U.S. is not considered foreign travel. A copy of the written approval must be attached to the applicable travel voucher upon submittal for reimbursement.
  2. Foreign travel paid from local funds must be approved by the President of the University 45 days prior to travel.
  3. Foreign travel by any state employee on state business must benefit the State of Texas.
  4. The U.S. Department of State may issue travel advisories warning against or restricting travel by a U.S. citizen to specific nations. Should a person request approval to travel under a travel advisory, the person must include a signed statement indicating that the person is aware of the travel advisory and potential risks associated with the travel to the nation under the advisory.
  5. Reimbursements for foreign travel from Texas A&M University local accounts will be made in compliance with the above procedures and Guidelines for Disbursement of Funds.