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Kiribati


  • Status: COVID-19 High Risk , see below
  • U-M COVID-19 High Risk Areas: Entire Country

Review COVID-19 related entry/exit requirements on U.S. Embassy in Kiribati COVID-19 Information.


Requirements vary depending on the travel destination, sometimes even within a country, and depending on your status as a student or faculty/staff member. Steps include:

  1. Risk Level: Determine whether the city/s or location/s you will visit are in COVID-19 Low Risk, COVID-19 Medium Risk, COVID-19 High Risk, U-M Travel Warning, or a U-M Travel Restriction area.
  2. Eligibility: Determine your travel eligibility for your specific travel location/s.
  3. Requirements: Complete requirements as detailed in sections below. Students who have applied for a U-M program through M-Compass will complete their requirements within their M-Compass program application.

U-M Travel Requirements per SPG 601.31:

Undergraduate Student International Travel Requirements

Travel to a U-M Restriction destination: Travel is prohibited at this time.

Travel to a U-M High Risk destination: Travel is prohibited at this time (Rare exceptions for students on U-M Managed Programs approved by ITOC. Eligible students would be notified.)

Travel to a COVID-19 Low Risk, COVID-19 Medium Risk, or U-M Travel Warning destination: Undergraduate students on U-M Related Travel must complete the following requirements before travel:

  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 depend 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.

NOTES:

  1. 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 have additional requirements for their travelers.
  2. 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.

Graduate Student International Travel 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:

Graduate students on U-M Related Travel must complete the following requirements before travel:

  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 depend 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.

NOTES:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Faculty/Staff International Travel Requirements

The U-M suspension of non-essential travel has been revoked, effective July 1, 2021. Faculty and staff should follow school, college, unit specific travel approval steps, if any.

Faculty and staff traveling internationally for U-M related purposes need to:

Additional Information

  1. 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, U-M’s assistance provider’s risk ratings, and COVID-19 vaccination rates.  Countries are assessed at least once a month.
  2. 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: