COVID-19 Travel Updates

** This message is on behalf of Mary Ellen Randall, IEEE MGA Treasurer**


Dear Fellow IEEE Volunteers,

I hope this message finds you well.  We understand that the effects of COVID-19 are affecting many people across the globe both professionally and personally.

Below is a communication about IEEE travel restrictions, airline refunds and reimbursement procedures.  Please comply with the restrictions included in the message from IEEE Treasurer, Joe Lillie.

IEEE is actively monitoring all upcoming meetings and events.  Information about Sections Congress 2020 will be communicated when any decisions have been made. 

If you have any questions, please contact Larry Bolsch, MGA Finance, at or Christie Giambalvo, MGA Geographic Activities at

Please stay safe and well.


Mary Ellen

Communication from IEEE Treasurer, Joe Lillie


Due to the travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, IEEE requests that volunteers defer purchasing airline tickets for IEEE travel until further notice. For those of you who have already purchased airline tickets for IEEE activities and will not be traveling due to COVID-19, most airlines will be providing refunds or credits against future travel. Please contact your airline as soon as possible to discuss refunds and credits. These discussions need to occur prior to the date of travel. If credits are issued, the credits should be used for future IEEE travel.


If you have recently traveled and have not yet submitted your expense reimbursement request, please do so using normal procedures.  If you have submitted an expense reimbursement request and have not yet received the reimbursement, you should expect reimbursement within the normal time period.


Further communication will be sent when normal travel plans can be resumed.


Stay safe and follow all local and national recommendations relative to the virus.


Thanks for your assistance and understanding in these difficult times.


Joe Lillie

IEEE Treasurer