U.S. and U-M COVID-19 Policies: Pre- and Post- Arrival Information

This information pertains to all new or continuing international students traveling to the U-M This information is designed to complement the guidelines for arrivals from overseas on the U-M Campus Maize & Blueprint and Global Michigan webpages, and the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).



Confirm that you meet U-M and U.S. vaccination requirements. Review the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination requirement

  • All U-M students, scholars, faculty and staff are required to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Use VaxViewer to submit vaccination information and to confirm that you have complied with U-M’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

US COVID-19 Vaccination requirement

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations

  • Consider getting tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days before travel). See the CDC information for this and other recommendations.



  • Get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after travel. Testing is available at U-M.
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state, tribal, local, and territorial recommendations or requirements after arrival
  • If you are allowed to enter the U.S. with a vaccination exemption, follow the CDC guidelines under the heading: If you are not fully vaccinated and allowed to travel to the United States by air through an exception
  • If you test positive for Covid, see this resource for helpful information.


Please see the Maize and Blueprint website for more information or call or email the relevant resource on this webpage for specific concerns.


Last Updated: 07/15/2022