Travel

UBC Travel is your “one-stop-shop” for planning, booking and paying for University related travel (air, lodging, and vehicle rental) quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively.

Services, including a low-fare guarantee when using Direct Travel agent and/or Concur online, are available for faculty, staff, students, and guests. UBC recommends paying for travel with the UBC Visa card.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Effective October 21, 2021, Global Affairs Canada has lifted the Level 3 global travel advisory that was in place as a result of COVID-19. However, it is important to note that there are many travel restrictions still in place. Before booking any travel, make sure to review the Faculty and Staff Travel Guide and use the following university free planning travel tools to obtain a consolidated view of the various requirements.

Official travel advisories are in effect. Visit the Government of Canada website for further details.

Access the Government of Canada’s latest digital tools that help Canadians access services and get information on COVID-19, including links to ArriveCAN and the COVID Alert app.

Review a summary for key travel guidance, available support services and processes, to identify, assess and control travel risk, including risks associated with COVID-19.

Concur is UBC's online travel booking tool. Faculty and staff must register to take advantage of travel and booking services. Non-employee travel is booked through the Guest booking feature and no profile registration is required.

Faculty, staff, students and UBC guests can plan or book their UBC related travel through Concur or through a full-service agent.

Review the current meals per diem rates or get reimbursed for actual meal costs by submitting a detailed and valid receipt.

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