COVID-19 Travel Guidance

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COVID-19 Travel Guidance


Travel Information

A directive was communicated to the laboratory on March 14, 2020. Per this directive, travel on behalf of SLAC is not being approved unless deemed mission critical. The full directive can be found here: OMB Travel Guidance.


New Approval Process and Mission Critical Travel Justification 

A new approval process has been implemented for mission critical travel. Follow this link for an overview into the new COVID-19 Travel Approval Process. For further information please follow this link to the COVID-19 Travel Guidance

To request a travel exception for mission critical travel, please complete the Mission Critical Travel Justification form and upload it to your completed Concur travel request.

Per the Site Office, SLAC routes travel requests for approval once a week every Wednesday mornings.

To view important information regarding travel restrictions and remote working, view the June 19, 2020 SLAC Today Announcement.


Travel Checklist

The following is guidance to ensure travelers are informed of recommended actions to be completed prior to departure:
Travel Checklist.


Virtual Conferences

Due to COVID-19 many conferences are being provided as virtual conferences. Although travel reimbursements may not be required or conference fees may be waived, please follow this guidance when planning virtual conference attendance:
Virtual Conference Clarification.


Submitting a Concur Request for Virtual Conferences

Please submit a Concur travel request for virtual conferences by selecting the “Domestic” or “Foreign” trip type, per DOE guidance Foreign virtual conferences are identified as being hosted, sponsored, or organized by Foreign entities.

Follow the Foreign identified Virtual Conference Approval Process and for more information review the March Travel Newsletter.


COVID-19 Inbound Relocation

Addtional approvals are required for relocation to SLAC prior to costs being incurred. For more information, please reach out to Travel@SLAC.


COVID-19 Travel Approval Matrix

The table below details information regarding the types of approval needed for different Travel Types.



Please visit Travel's FAQ page and sort on COVID-19 to view our COVID related questions and answers.


COVID-19 Resources