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Philippines

Overall Country Risk Rating

Travel Health Low Risk

Affected Areas: Entire country except Travel Warning and Travel Restriction areas

Regional

Travel Warning *

*with the exception of noted Travel Restriction areas

Affected Areas: Northern and eastern Mindanao (except Davao City, Davao del Norte Province, Siargao Island, and the Dinagat Islands)

Regional

Travel Restriction

Affected Areas: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea; Marawi City in Mindanao

Last Updated: June 14, 2024

Eligibility & Requirements

The Philippines currently has a Travel Health Low Risk rating, with specific regions of the country having a Regional Travel Warning or Regional Travel Restriction risk rating.

  1. Determine whether the cities or locations you visit are within a Travel Health Low Risk, Regional Travel Warning, or within a Regional Travel Restriction area. 
  2. For cities or locations within a Travel Health Low Risk area:
  1. For cities or locations within a Travel Warning area:
    • Undergraduate and graduate students on 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. For individual travel abroad, submit an Individual Safety Plan at least 3 weeks before departure. (See Travel Health Plan & Safety Plan Process for details.)
        • For students participating in Group Travel Abroad, your group leader will submit a “Group Safety Plan” on behalf of the participants; meaning individual students do NOT need to submit an Individual Safety Plan. (See Group Travel Requirements 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.

     4. For cities or locations within a Travel Restriction area:

    • Undergraduate students are prohibited from traveling to a Travel Restriction destination for UMRT.
    • Graduate students on 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. For individual travel abroad, submit an Individual Safety Plan at least 3 weeks before departure. (See Travel Health Plan & Safety Plan Process for details.)
        • For students participating in Group Travel Abroad, your group leader will submit a “Group Safety Plan” on behalf of the participants; meaning individual students do NOT need to submit an Individual Safety Plan. (See Group Travel Requirements 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.

*Note: If your travel itinerary includes locations/cities that are Travel Health Low Risk locations and a Regional Travel Warning and/or a Restriction location, you only need to submit one (1) Safety Plan. If your travel itinerary only includes locations / cities that are Travel Health Low Risk locations and you are not traveling to a Travel Warning or Travel Restriction area, then no plan is needed.

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