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    Requirements vary depending on the travel destination, sometimes even within a country, and depending on your status as a student or faculty/staff member. Travel eligibility and requirements are detailed in sections below.

    Steps:

    1. 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.
    2. Complete requirements depending on your status as an undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty/staff:
      1. Undergraduates are eligible to travel to U-M Travel Warning and COVID-19 medium Risk destinations after completing the requirements outlined in the "Undergraduate Student" section below. Undergraduate students are not eligible to travel to U-M Travel Restriction and COVID-19 High Risk destinations.
      2. Graduate students are eligible to travel to any location after completing the requirements outlined in the "Graduate Student" section below.
      3. Faculty and staff are eligible to travel to any location after completing the requirements outlined in the "Faculty and Staff" section below.

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

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 U-M Warning or a COVID-19 Medium Risk destination: For UM-related travel to a U-M Travel Warning or COVID-19 medium Risk destination, undergraduate students can apply to the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) for travel approval. Approval will only be granted to undergraduate students who meet all of the following criteria and are able to:

  • Follow the U-M Vaccine requirement as described on the Campus Blueprint site.
  • For travel to a U-M COVID-19 Medium Risk destination: Complete a COVID-19 Travel Plan application to be reviewed by ITOC. Please submit your COVID-19 Travel Plan at least 3 weeks before travel and ideally before making any non-refundable purchases towards a trip in the event travel is not approved or must be postponed.
  • For travel to a U-M Travel Warning destination: Complete an Individual Safety Plan for International Travel application to be reviewed by ITOC. Please submit your Safety Plan at least 3 weeks before travel and ideally before making any non-refundable purchases towards a trip in the event travel is not approved or must be postponed. See an example Safety Plan here and see the Safety Plan review process for details.
  • Register travel with the U-M and obtain U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance: https://global.umich.edu/travel-resources/register-your-travel/
    • 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.
  • Ensure that you are following college/unit-specific travel approval steps, if any.
  • Ensure that the activity does not violate any local, federal, state, or other guidelines, rules, orders, regulations, laws, and the like. Depending on the location, considerations may include admissible activities for leaving your home, public health guidelines (social distancing, capacity limits for enclosed or open spaces, facial coverings), entry and exit regulations of your destination country/s, etc. Resources are provided on the U-M COVID-19 & Travel page and the U.S. Embassy COVID-19 Country Information page of your destination/s which outlines entry requirements.
  • Plan to follow CDC and U-M guidelines for returning to the U.S. from abroad. See CDC and U-M Campus Blueprint website for details.
  • Verify financial contingency plans in the event of unanticipated travel disruptions, which include but are not limited to:
    • Pre-departure flight cancellations in the event the COVID-19 situation in the destination country deteriorates,
    • Early departure from the destination country in the event the COVID-19 situation in the destination country deteriorates,
    • Living costs associated with being in-country longer than intended in the event of border / airport closures,
    • COVID-19 related costs, including quarantine costs, testing, etc.
    • Please note the U-M Office of Financial Aid and the Dean of Students Office have limited to no emergency funds at this time.

Please note: Students who have applied for a U-M program through M-Compass will also complete the safety plan requirement within their M-Compass program application.

Graduate Student International Travel Requirements

Travel to a U-M Travel Warning, U-M Travel Restriction, U-M COVID-19 medium Risk, or a U-M COVID-19 High Risk destination:

For UM-related travel to a Travel to a U-M Travel Warning, U-M Travel Restriction, U-M COVID-19 medium Risk, or a U-M COVID-19 High Risk destination, graduate students can apply to the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) for travel approval. Approval will only be granted to graduate students who meet all of the following criteria and are able to:

  • Follow the U-M Vaccine requirement as described on the Campus Blueprint site.
  • For travel to a U-M COVID-19 Medium or High Risk destination: Complete a COVID-19 Travel Plan application to be reviewed by ITOC. Please submit your COVID-19 Travel Plan at least 3 weeks before travel and ideally before making any non-refundable purchases towards a trip in the event travel is not approved or must be postponed.
  • For travel to a U-M Travel Warning or Restriction destination: Complete an Individual Safety Plan for International Travel application to be reviewed by ITOC. Please submit your Safety Plan at least 3 weeks before travel and ideally before making any non-refundable purchases towards a trip in the event travel is not approved or must be postponed. See an example Safety Plan here and see the Safety Plan review process for details.
  • Register travel with the U-M and obtain U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance: https://global.umich.edu/travel-resources/register-your-travel/.
    • 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.
  • Ensure that you are following college/unit-specific travel approval steps, if any.
  • Ensure that the activity does not violate any local, federal, state or other guidelines, rules, orders, regulations, laws and the like. Depending on the location, considerations may include admissible activities for leaving your home, public health guidelines (social distancing, capacity limits for enclosed or open spaces, facial coverings), entry and exit regulations of your destination country/ies, etc. Resources are provided on the U-M COVID-19 & Travel page and the U.S. Embassy COVID-19 Country Information page of your destination/s which outlines entry requirements.
  • Plan to follow CDC and U-M guidelines for returning to the U.S. from abroad. See CDC and U-M Campus Blueprint website for details.
  • Verify financial contingency plans in the event of unanticipated travel disruptions, which include but are not limited to:
    • Pre-departure flight cancellations in the event the COVID-19 situation in the destination country deteriorates,
    • Early departure from the destination country in the event the COVID-19 situation in the destination country deteriorates,
    • Living costs associated with being in-country longer than intended in the event of border / airport closures,
    • COVID-19 related costs, including quarantine costs, testing, etc.
    • Please note the U-M Office of Financial Aid and the Dean of Students Office have limited to no emergency funds at this time.

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:

  • Register travel in the U-M Travel Registry
  • Ensure that the activity follows relevant health, security, and immigration regulations, including those related to COVID-19 health regulations and exit and entry requirements. To determine entry requirements and detailed COVID-19 specific information, visit the COVID-19 Country Specific Information for your destination country.
  • For faculty and staff taking students abroad, see the “Additional Requirements for Group Travel Abroad” on the Global Michigan Requirements page.
  • Follow the U-M Vaccine requirement as described on the Campus Blueprint site.
  • Plan to follow CDC and U-M guidelines for returning to the U.S. from abroad. See CDC and U-M Campus Blueprint website for details.

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, and U-M’s assistance provider’s risk ratings. Countries are assessed at least once a month though usually more frequently.
  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: