The U-M International Travel Policy (SPG 601.31) applies to faculty, staff and students traveling outside of the United States for University of Michigan Related Travel (UMRT), and includes requirements for students traveling to higher risk destinations. Because of COVID-19, every country remains a higher risk destination. Find your destination country below to determine your eligibility for travel and U-M travel requirements.
Steps for completing requirements are in this U-M COVID-19 Travel Plan and Safety Plan Process Flowchart and are below:
- Click on the continent where your travel destination/s is located and find your destination country.
- Determine whether your travel destination/s is a U-M Travel Warning, a U-M Travel Restriction, a COVID-19 Medium Risk, or a COVID-19 High Risk designation.
- Complete requirements depending on your status as an undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty/staff. These travel requirements do NOT take into account entry-requirements, so be sure to validate your ability to enter the country before making travel plans.
Note: The International Travel Oversight Committee reviews U-M Travel Warning and Restriction destinations on an iterative basis using a variety of sources, including: US Department of State Travel Advisories, CDC COVID-19 Risk Ratings, other non-U.S. government advisories, and U-M’s assistance provider’s risk ratings.
- The Provost Office in consultation with the International Travel Oversight Committee determines the risk level of a location using a variety of sources, including: US Department of State Travel Advisories, CDC Travel Notices, CDC COVID-19 risk levels, other non-U.S. government advisories, and U-M’s assistance provider’s risk ratings. Countries are assessed at least once a month though usually more frequently.
- The following resources provide region specific health, safety, and security information to assist individuals in understanding and mitigating risks during travel and to prepare the Safety Plan or COVID-19 Travel Plan:
- U.S. Embassy COVID-19 Country Information, including entry requirements
- United States Department of State Country Information Page
- OSAC Country Security Reports
- Consultation with a UHS Travel Clinic professional
- CDC Health Information
- Resources in the U-M COVID-19 & Travel Page
- Global Michigan Health & Safety Page
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