Post-Travel Checklist

Health Check

First and foremost, contact your campus Occupational Health before you return to work. Travelers returning from high incident Tuberculosis areas require a TB skin test or symptom review 12 weeks following their return. Your Occupational Health Office can detail their return to work protocol. Schedule an appointment with your MD up to a year after travel if you…

  • Experience severe symptoms such as fever, prolonged cough, weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, unusual rashes, etc.

  • Have known exposures to TB, bloodborne pathogens, GI pathogens, exotic parasites, etc.

  • Need a pre‐natal consult

  • Need to get a PPD test for TB (make sure you get one 8‐12 weeks after you return)

Return Paperwork

  • Fill out the reporting forms that have been put in place by your department and funding source.

  • Submit a Travel Expense Voucher (TEV) to document expenditures within 14 days of returning from your travel to justify your Travel Advance, if applicable. Ask your program administrator for more information. See Reimbursement and Documents and Forms sections.

  • Send a thank you letter to your host site, your advisor, and anyone who helped fund your trip.

  • Include a photo and a description of your experience.

  • Complete your immunizations and medications. If you started a series of Hepatitis shots, oral antibiotics, or malaria prophylaxis, finish them.

Last updated: December 2, 2014