Per Diem for International, Alaska, or Hawaii Destinations
When creating a travel request or a travel voucher for international travel, or travel to Alaska or Hawaii, the Per Diem Allowed Meals cannot be automatically populated. This is due to the frequent variability in rates which cannot be programmed into the application.
If creating a request or voucher for travel to Alaska or Hawaii:
Figure 1 - Hawaii destination
If creating a request or voucher for travel out of country:
Figure 2 - International Travel
For the most accurate record of your travel:
1. First, check the
Per Diem Allowed Meals check boxes for the actual meals taken (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).
2. Then enter the
Allowed Meals amounts.
the GSA Web site. It states, “Rates for Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories and Possessions are set by the Department of Defense…" At the time of this writing, there are links to the Departent of Defencse site for Alaska or Hawaii and to the State Dept site for foreign travel
International Travel Requests and VouchersEven if you enter Allowed Meals amounts on a
request for international travel, these
not populate the voucher per diem amounts when the voucher is created from that approved request. You will still have to look up and enter the amounts on the voucher.
To find per diem amounts, go to the GSA Web site. The
Department establishes rates for foreign countries, and the site has a link for those rates. Also, refer to the “foreign travel" section of the
Idaho Board of Examiner's State Travel Policy, which states “The daily FTPDA will be 100% of the listed
M & IE rate...."
Figure 5 - State Department site
If Per Diem Amounts Are Not SavedIn some cases, you may enter an
Meal amount, and then press TAB or click into another field and the amount that you entered does not save – it returns to zero. This might happen if you enter a full amount in the Allowed Meals section, then uncheck certain meals for that day.