Overseas Travel and Fieldwork

Staff and students often travel overseas on university business. Heads of department maintain a responsibility for the health and safety of their staff and students when they travel overseas for university business. The Overseas Travel and Fieldwork policy statements below set out the arrangements for the safe management of overseas travel, including:

  • risks involved in overseas work
  • risk assessment
  • FCO Travel Advice
  • insurance
  • contingency planning
  • health matters

The University has a standard template for travel and fieldwork risk assessment (see below). This incorporates basic COVID considerations. Departments are required to use this for overseas travel, however it can be tailored to individual departmental risk profiles.