Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


Graduate Student Travel Requirements

Travel eligibility for students are outlined on this U-M COVID-19 Travel Plan and Safety Plan Process Flowchart. To determine whether your travel destination/s is a COVID-19 Low Risk, COVID-19 Medium Risk, COVID-19 Medium Risk, a U-M Travel Warning, or a U-M Travel Restriction, visit the U-M Travel Designation page, click on the continent where your travel destination/s is located and find your destination country.

Image above can be found in the U-M COVID-19 Travel Plan and Safety Plan Process Flowchart.


Requirements: Travel to a COVID-19 Low Risk, COVID-19 Medium Risk, COVID-19 High Risk, U-M Travel Warning, or U-M Travel Restriction destination

  1. Register Your Travel
    Register travel with U-M and obtain U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance: https://global.umich.edu/travel-resources/register-your-travel/

    • For students who applied for their program through M-Compass, your program application is your travel registration. 
  2. Review Risk Designation Requirements
    Additional requirements for travel depending on the risk designation of your specific travel destination/s within the country:

  3. Follow the U-M Vaccination Policy
    Review the policy on the Campus Maize & Blueprint site.
  4. Follow college/unit-specific travel approval steps, if any.
  5. Review the Considerations for International Travel During COVID-19, which includes:
    • Verifying your ability to enter a country and meeting additional COVID-19 entry requirements, if any. See the COVID-19 Country Specific Information of your destination/s to verify requirements.
    • Having a financial and logistics plan in the event you must self-isolate / quarantine either before, during, or after your intended travel dates, which may mean delaying your return to the United States.

  • 60+

    More than 60 languages are offered at U-M

  • 115

    U-M hosted students from 115 countries in Fall 2020