These resources guide travelers in researching safety and security conditions at their destinations, developing risk mitigation strategies for personal well-being, and safeguarding data and electronic devices.
|The University of Michigan safety plan process is designed to help international travelers develop mitigation strategies for health, safety, and security risks. Plans must be submitted for review at least three weeks before departure and before making non-refundable purchases towards a trip if travel is not approved or must be postponed. Travel to a Travel Health Low destination does not require a plan.
Steps for completing requirements:
Instructions for submitting travel safety plans for review:
The following Safety Plan and Travel Health Plan examples are for reference and can help you gather the information needed to complete your Safety Plan in M-Compass. Plans must be completed in M-Compass.
Example Safety Plan for Individual Travelers
Example Safety Plan for Group Travel
Flowchart for U-M Travel Health Plan and Safety Plan for International Travel Process
|Preparing to stay safe and healthy is key to a successful experience abroad. The U-M Safety Abroad orientation walks you through essential travel strategies, including risk assessment, situational awareness, and handling emergencies. This online orientation is open to all members of the U-M community.
Visit safetyabroad.umich.edu to start the orientation.
|Technology needs can vary by international destination. Personal information and sensitive university data can be at risk during overseas travel. U-M Information and Technology Services offers the following resources for traveling with technology:
Additional Technology Resources and Policies
|OSAC: The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides Country Security Reports, daily news, and U.S. consulate alerts and warnings. Visit OSAC to download the Country Security Report.
Smart Traveler Enrollment: Enrollment with STEP will enable U.S. citizens to receive information from the Embassy regarding new or updated State Department Travel Warnings and Alerts, as well as security and informational messages. In addition, the Embassy can reach out to travelers in the event of an emergency in-country and facilitate communication with the traveler should their family need to reach them in an emergency. Travelers who are not U.S. citizens should enroll in their country’s STEP equivalent.
Students Abroad – U.S. Department of State: A user-friendly tool that consolidates multiple U.S. Department of State resources to assist travelers in learning about proper visas, Travel Warnings, recent embassy messages, important contact information, general safety, and security advice.
Travel Advisories and Alerts: To gain a better, holistic understanding of the travel risks in your intended travel destination, please view more than one government’s travel warning and alert information. A few to explore may include the United States Department of State, Australian Government Smart Traveller, Canada Country Travel Advice, and the United Kingdom Foreign Travel Advice.
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