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Rwanda

  • Status: Warning - only certain parts of the country, see below
  • U-M Travel Warning Areas: Within 10km of border with Burundi and the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Cyangugu
  • Date of Last U-M Review: January 18, 2019

U-M Travel Warning areas are destinations where there are significant levels of health, safety or security risk.

U-M Travel Restriction areas are destinations where there are extreme health, safety or security risks.

U-M Travel Requirements per SPG 601.31:

Faculty and Staff

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Register with the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance provider (GeoBlue).
  • If leading students to this destination, submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • The group safety plan must be approved to take students to a warning destination.
    • If the group safety plan is approved, ensure that all participants sign a University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver form in M-Compass.

Graduate Students

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Enroll in the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance plan (GeoBlue).
  • Travel under an approved safety plan.
    • Individual travel: Submit a completed Individual Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • Group travel: Group leader should submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.  Individuals within the group travel do not need to complete individual safety plans.
  • Sign the University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver when submitting an Individual Safety Plan. Individual travelers can find the waiver in their Safety Plan application in M-Compass. For travelers on group travel, the waiver will be in your M-Compass group travel registration.

Undergraduate Students

  • Register in the University Travel Registry.
  • Enroll in the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance plan (GeoBlue).
  • Travel under an approved safety plan.
    • Individual travel: Submit a completed Individual Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.
    • Group travel: Group leader should submit a Group Safety Plan proposal for review by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) before finalizing travel plans and a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.  Individuals within the group travel do not need to complete individual safety plans.
  • Sign the University Travel Warning / Restriction Destination Liability Waiver when submitting an Individual Safety Plan. Individual travelers can find the waiver in their Safety Plan application in M-Compass. For travelers on group travel, the waiver will be in your M-Compass group travel registration.

 

Additional Information

The following resources provide region specific health, safety, and security information to assist individuals in understanding and mitigating risks during travel:

The Safety Plan Worksheet guides travelers in preparing risk mitigation strategies for health, safety, and security. For travel to U-M warning/restriction destinations, safety plan proposals must be completed in M-Compass. Do not complete this worksheet for ITOC review.