Florida Travel Ban Update
posted by Eduardo Penalver
Here’s a memo that just went out from the University of Florida the other day, implementing the State’s new prohibition on academic travel to terrorist states:
July 21, 2006
Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
Michael V. McKee, University Controller
Travel to Terrorist States
Senate bill 2434 relating to travel to terrorist states was
approved and signed into law by the Governor effective
July 1, 2006 and contains the following restriction:
Florida Statute 1011.90 (6) – Prohibits the use of state or
non-state funds made available to state universities to
implement, organize, direct, coordinate, or administer
activities related to or involving travel to a terrorist state.
Travel to a terrorist state shall not be allowed under any
The bill defines “terrorist state” as any state, country, or
nation designated by the United States Department of State as
a state sponsor of terrorism. Currently, the State Department
assigns that designation to five countries:
Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
Prior to the passage of this bill, travel to these countries
was allowed, but only from non-state funding sources.
No official business-related travel to the above countries
from any funding source will now be allowed by the University.
If you have any questions, you may contact Randy Staples,
Ted Griswold or Brett Wallen at 392-1245.
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