Foreign Travel

Foreign travel is defined as any travel outside the United States and the US possessions of Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. UNL travel policy applies to both domestic and foreign travel. The links below are meant to assist you with information specific to foreign travel.

US State Department Travel Warnings

Foreign Currencies

When requesting reimbursement for foreign travel, all expenses must be converted to US dollars. There are three options for selecting a conversion rate:

  • Credit Card Rate - If you charged expenses on a credit card, the credit card company converts the expenses to US dollars for you. This is the most convenient and accurate method.
  • On-site Exchange Rate - If you exchanged US dollars for foreign currency while traveling, the exchange rate listed on your currency exchange receipt can be used to convert all cash expenses on the trip, regardless of daily exchange rate fluctuations during your trip.
  • Online Rate - You can use the online currency converter at

Export Control

Executive Memorandum No. 25

Policy on University Sponsored Travel by Students, Faculty, Staff, or Members of the General Public to Countries Under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Health Notice