Business travel

Before you travel

This sections details guidance and links on issues you should think of and deal with before you travel. Some general advice is available below.


Travel (including fieldwork) risk assessment and guidance during Covid-19 situation

Travel (including fieldwork) on University business can now be undertaken but a Covid-19 specific travel risk assessment must be completed for any travel on University of Edinburgh business, both within the UK and abroad. This risk assessment must be submitted as part of your travel insurance application, and will be mandatory for submission.  Ensure you follow the accompanying flow chart before completing the risk assessment and thereafter follow your normal authorisation process prior to booking any travel or accommodation.


British Embassies

It is advisable to take a note of the contact details of the local British Embassy in the country you are visiting. Bear in mind the closest Embassy may be in a neighbouring country.

Contact details of the British Embassies are available on the website.

Your rights at the airport

Check the website for advice on your rights at the airport and restrictions on hold luggage, but it is also advisable to check with your flight operator before travelling.

University policies

Policies which relate to travelling on University business

Travel advice and customs by country

Travel advice and customs by country which all staff must make themselves aware of and follow.

Sustainable travel and responsible tourism

Sustainable travel and being a responsible visitor to other countries

Passports and visas

Guidance and advice on requirements for passports and visas.

Tracking your travel online

Using online systems to track your travel whilst overseas.

Overseas crises

Guidance on overseas crises issues before you travel

Websites of interest

Foreign travel for disabled people