Policy and Travel Registry

Determine Whether Travel Is Classified as Domestic or International

Excerpted from Yale Policy 3301 Travel on University Business
(Revision Date: September 21, 2016)

  • Domestic travel is defined as travel within and between any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
  • International travel is any travel outside those specified above.

If travel to a foreign destination is planned, please review the University’s International Travel website, which also lists the countries where travel risks are particularly high.

All expenses related to a trip to an international destination are considered international. For example, if you are driving to a domestic airport to leave for an international destination , mileage, parking, tolls etc. are considered international.

Exceptions to Travel Policy

Exceptions to the policy require prior approval by the Controller’s Office in consultation with the Provost’s Office, General Counsel or an Officer of the Corporation as appropriate.

For assistance with circumstances considered to be an exception to the Fly America Act, contact your representative in the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).  

Register your travel plans at the Yale and the World website.