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Travel FAQs

Resources for Travel

This page provides additional resources for U-M travelers during this time period. Visit U-M Travel Designations page for U-M specific travel policies and guidelines.

U-M Resources

Travelers should visit the U-M Travel Designations page for U-M specific travel policies and guidance.

Additional Considerations for International Travel – An overview of U-M requirements and host country requirements/conditions to to consider.

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State – View travel advisories, country specific COVID-19 information, and enroll in STEP:

  • Travel Advisories and Country Information  – Learn about COVID-19, transportation, crime, and other risks in your destination. Also sign up for email advisories to specific destinations when they are posted
  • COVID-19 Country Specific Information – View entry and exit requirements and detailed COVID-19 specific information in your destination country.
  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) – a free service allowing U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate so that they may contact you in an emergency and help family and friends get in touch with you

Entry / Exit Requirements

COVID-19 Entry Requirement Resources for Countries Abroad

COVID-19 Requirements for Flying to the United States from Abroad

Before you arrive in the United States:

  • Travelers are expected to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for travel to the United States, which includes but is not limited to:  
    • Before boarding a flight to the United States, the CDC recommends travelers to consider getting tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days before travel). As of June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.
    • Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 are expected to follow local public health guidelines in the host country and CDC international travel guidelines, which includes, “Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.” Following these guidelines is expected under the University of Michigan Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants need to also  follow additional CDC guidance for air travel to the United States, including:  
    • Showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Only limited exceptions apply. Learn more about this requirement here.
    • Providing contact information to airlines before boarding flights to the United States.
    • Having your required documents, such as your passport and any visa or other entry/residency documentation.
    • See the International Center website for additional guidance for international students, scholars and employees.

After travel:

  • Get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after travel.
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state, tribal, local, and territorial, recommendations or requirements after arrival.
  • For individuals not up to date on vaccinations, follow CDC guidelines which includes stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.

Last updated: June 16, 2022

Public Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – See a COVID-19 situation summary, travel FAQs, or enroll in updates:

 COVID-19 Health Resources

Resources to Locate COVID-19 Testing Sites Abroad:

U-M Predeparture COVID-19 Testing Resources

Please contact umich-itoc@umich.edu if you have additional questions about your destination or if you would like additional resources.

Travel FAQs

Check out the FAQ sections for answers to frequently asked questions by students, faculty, and staff regarding all stages of the travel abroad experience and for public health considerations.

FAQs for Travel Planning
FAQs for Students Abroad
FAQs for Faculty & Staff
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