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.
Travel is prohibited at this time.
Travel is prohibited at this time (Rare exceptions for students on U-M Managed Programs approved by ITOC. Eligible students would be notified.)
Undergraduate students on U-M Related Travel must complete the following requirements before travel:
- 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.
- Review Risk Designation Requirements
Additional requirements depend on the risk designation of your specific travel destination/s within the country.
- COVID-19 Low Risk: No additional requirements.
- COVID-19 Medium Risk: Complete a COVID-19 Travel Plan application at least 3 weeks before travel. (Example of a COVID-19 Travel Plan; Review Process for COVID-19 Travel Plans).
- U-M Travel Warning: Complete an Individual Safety Plan for International Travel application to be reviewed by ITOC at least 3 weeks before travel. (Example of a Safety Plan; Review Process for Safety Plans).
- Follow the U-M Vaccination Policy
Review the policy on the Campus Maize & Blueprint site.
- Follow college/unit-specific travel approval steps, if any.
- 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.
- Travel registration or Safety Plan/COVID-19 Travel Plan Approval does not imply travel approval by your college. Colleges may cancel travel at any time and colleges may have additional requirements for their travelers.
- Students who are on “Group Travel Abroad” do not need to register their own travel or complete a safety / travel plan since their sponsoring U-M department or the program leader will complete a GROUP Safety Plan for international travel (for Program Leaders) on the student participants’ behalf. Details are on the Global Michigan Register Your Travel page.
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