International Travel

Fly America Act

Federally funded travel to and from international destinations requires compliance with the Fly America Act. UAF supports the Fly America Act by requiring all travelers using federal funding to fly on an American air carrier into and out of the US regardless of cost and/or travel times.

Our travel processes are designed to aid travelers in complying with university and federal requirements on international travel:

  1. The Concur Travel booking tool provides a gray shield with check-mark icon to indicate a flight is Fly America compliant
  2. UA's travel agents at Corporate Travel Management (CTM) are knowledgeable on Fly America requirements and will ensure your flights are compliant if you contact them directly to book airfare
  3. The TCSO staff is familiar with Fly America and utilizing the tools available through Concur to help ensure your flights are compliant

Export Controls

US Export Control laws regulate the transfer (physical and electronic) of goods, technologies and technical data outside of the US for economic, national security and foreign policy reasons. The regulations also cover the provisions of services to restricted entities or denied parties.

The three main regulatory agencies are the Department of State, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Treasury. The list below may trigger the need need for an export license from any of those agencies, although the regulations do contain some licensing exceptions and exemptions.

For foreign travel, this means UA needs to screen the following:

  1. Destination countries for embargoed or sanctioned destinations
  2. Hosting organization or individual or foreign collaborator (for professional conferences, these are the sponsoring institutions) for denied or restricted entities
  3. Transportation of any UA owned equipment either for temporary or permanent export, whether shipped ahead of time or taken as carry-on or checked baggage including laptops, computers, after-market software including encryption, scientific instruments, etc.
  4. Any technical data including proprietary or confidential data (e.g. via an NDA) and data required for the design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of military or dual-use technology

Visit the Office of Research Integrity's website for information on UAF's export controls policies and procedures.