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
- International students, scholars, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO approved vaccine in order to board a plane to the U.S. or enter via a land border.
- There are exceptions if you come from a country with limited vaccine availability.
- Review this CDC information and use the travel assessment tool linked to that page as a resource to determine your eligibility for entering the U.S.
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.
Last Updated: 07/15/2022