Last updated: 28 July 2021

The authorization procedure of duty travel (including travel to perform professional activities at other institutions, as well as travel for participation in training courses) may vary depending on the COVID-19 risk level (i.e. Green, Yellow, Orange, Red). 

The current COVID-19 risk level and the corresponding applicable measures are given on the HSE website here.

Prior to any professional travel, employed members of the personnel and associated members of the personnel for the purpose of training (MPAts) shall contact the CERN Medical Service at +41 22 7667777 for a medical opinion on specific COVID-19 related risks regarding the travel.

In case of authorized travel, the following guidelines shall be considered:

  • Check of official travel websites for any up to date guidance on travel. look on The International SOS website (CERN Member Login = 22ATSM650801) or MYCWT website can also be consulted for latest news and COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Reservation of flexible/refundable transport and cancellable accommodation, or waiting to make a reservation until close to the time of travel when possible.
  • Uncertainty over COVID-19 is a valid justification for booking out of policy travel, but Travel Managers will assess each case before approving. It can be that booking 2 non-refundable journeys is less expensive than a refundable/flexible one.