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Out-of-State Travel

In an effort to decrease overall operating costs and the costs associated with out-of-state travel, the Governor’s Office has issued an out-of-state travel policy (PDF) for all agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.  

Agencies must use the Commonwealth Out-of-State Travel Application (COSTA) to request approval from the Governor's Office prior to making any reservations or incurring any costs related to out-of-state travel.



International Travel

International travel must also be pre-approved.  Agencies must use the Commonwealth Out-of-State Travel Application (COSTA) to request approval from the Governor's Office prior to making any reservations or incurring any costs related to international travel.



The policies above also apply to any non-commonwealth employees traveling on commonwealth busienss.  Any questions on the above policies can be sent to the Governor's Office via email at ra-travelresponses@pa.gov