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Travel Safety and Wellness
Country Risk Ratings


Overall Country Risk Rating

Travel Health Medium Risk

Affected Areas: Entire Country

Last Updated: February 17, 2023

Eligibility & Requirements

Antarctica currently has a Travel Health Medium Risk rating. 

Undergraduate and graduate students on University of Michigan Related Travel (UMRT) are eligible to travel to this location after completing the following requirements:

  1. Register your travel with U-M (For students who applied for their program through M-Compass, your program application is your travel registration.)
  2. Submit a Travel Health Plan at least 3 weeks before departure. (See Travel Health Plan & Safety Plan Process for details.)
  3. Enroll in U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance for the travel duration. 
  4. Follow college/unit-specific travel approval steps, if any.
  5. Review the Additional Considerations for International Travel.

Review the Antarctica’s U.S. Department of State Country Information Page and the CDC Traveler’s Health page.