Guidelines for Executive Travel Safety Committee Requests

Requests for approval of allowable international travel must be made through the Executive Travel Safety Committee (ETSC) by submitting the information below to: Please see the Emory University Travel Policy for the most up-to-date guidance on university-sponsored travel.

Travel requests submitted to the ETSC should include:

  1. The names of all proposed travelers and their Emory affiliation. 
  2. A description of the reason for the proposed travel.
  3. Itinerary information, including expected trip dates, planned destination(s), and anticipated activities.
  4. An explanation of why the proposed travel is essential and the steps taken to mitigate its potential risks.
  5. A letter of support from the relevant dean, executive vice president, senior vice president, or their designee.

Additional information may be requested. Faculty should submit requests directly. Staff requests must be submitted by the applicable executive vice president or senior vice president, or their designee. 

If you have any questions about these submission requirements, please contact the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) at 404-727-7504 or