Mississippi Travel Ban Update

Former Governor Malloy issued Executive Order No. 45, which remains in effect and bans travel to Mississippi using state funds except in limited circumstances (See Executive Order No. 45 for exceptions to the travel ban to Mississippi). Pre-approval is still required to travel to Mississippi. Travel without pre-approval may result in the traveler being denied reimbursement.

At Storrs, the regional campuses, and the law school, requests for travel to Mississippi, no matter the source of funds, should be submitted to the requester’s dean, director, or department head for review and written pre-approval (e.g., via email pre-approval). Such approval may be attached to a request to travel to Mississippi submitted within Concur.

At UConn Health, pre-approval requests for travel to Mississippi, regardless of funding source, should be submitted to the Controller, Chad Bianchi, at bianchi@uchc.edu.  To avoid unnecessary delays, requests should be submitted before beginning the pre-approval process.

Requests for travel to Mississippi should be submitted via email to the requester’s dean, director, or department head.  For your request to be considered, you must also provide the purpose of the trip, the names of facilities at which you plan to stay, and all proposed funding sources for the travel (i.e., FOAPALs).


  • Travel funded by non-state funds (e.g., federal grants, private industry contracts, and gifts) will be approved if the grant, contract, or gift restrictions allow such travel.  The ban applies to the use of state funds.
  • Travel in which Mississippi is only a layover for a change of planes is not traveling “to” that state and does not come within the ban.
  • Bradley Parking passes are not available when traveling to Mississippi.

Travelers, particularly in connection with faculty presentations of academic research and panel presentations of academic research in support of the teaching, research, and clinical research required of the faculty in accordance with university guidelines, research collaboration activities, and recruitment activities, should not assume their request for travel to Mississippi on state funds will be denied, but should instead submit for review.