Plan the trip in accordance with the University Safety Office Overseas Travel and Safety in Fieldwork guidelines, Travel insurance cover depends on compliance with these guidelines and the advice given on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Country information should also be monitored whilst in country.
If advice changes whilst away, contact your supervisor to review your plans and if premature departure is needed, you must contact the Emergency Assistance Provider (PDF).
The University’s travel policy includes cover for emergency medical expenses resulting from a pre-existing medical condition, however, cover will not operate in respect of journeys taken against the advice of a Qualified Medical Practitioner or where any existing medical condition is not under control and it is foreseeable that medical assistance may be needed on a journey.
It is strongly recommended that if you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition you visit your GP prior to travelling in order to check that you are fit to travel and undertake the duties intended.This will ensure that in the event of a claim, evidence is available to confirm you were not travelling against medical advice and that any existing medical conditions were considered under control at the start of your Journey.
We strongly advise you do not take valuables or items of sentimental value unless you are not worried about them being lost or stolen. Please also think of the threat to personal safety where items of value are worn.
The University’s Expenses Policy should be followed when arranging travel: https://finance.admin.ox.ac.uk/expenses