CDC and U-M requirements for International Travelers to Campus

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Travelers arriving from international locations must comply with the following U-M and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) requirements and guidelines. This webpage will be updated as more details becomes available.

BEFORE TRAVEL (regardless of vaccination status)

  • Get a COVID-19 test within three calendar days before traveling to the U.S. (or provide evidence of having recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days of arrival to campus). See the CDC website for more information about this requirement.


If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine and have reported your vaccination status to U-M

  • A COVID test within 3-5 days of arrival to confirm that you are negative for COVID-19 is strongly recommended.
  • Self-quarantine is not required. At this time, masks are only required indoors on U-M property, on U-M buses, or in healthcare areas in patient settings. This is subject to change and will be reflected in the UM face covering policy.
  • FDA authorized vaccines are listed on the FDA website and WHO-authorized vaccines are listed on the WHO website (look for the COVID-19 vaccine EUL issued list).
  • Campus Maize and Blueprint explains how to report your vaccination status to U-M.

If you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated

  • Get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours after travel. The U-M Campus Maize and Blueprint website explains how to register for your free test through the Community Sampling & Tracking Program and where to go for your test.
  • Stay at home (quarantine) for 7 days after arrival. U-M has stated that during the quarantine period, you cannot attend class, go to work, or attend social events. It is acceptable to leave your residence for mandatory COVID testing, to seek medical care, to receive a vaccination, or for essential tasks (e.g., obtaining food, banking). Public transportation can only be used for these purposes if you wear a mask and are not experiencing COVID related symptoms.
  • Housing arrangements during self-quarantine
    • On-campus: Students with housing contracts who do not have single bedrooms have been contacted by Michigan Housing regarding special accommodations and meal arrangements for the 7 day self-quarantine. Note: Graduate students who live on campus (ie: Munger, Northwood) and some undergraduates who have single bedrooms, may self-quarantine within their residences.
    • Off-campus: review this checklist to see if you can spend your 7-day self-quarantine period in your off-campus room, apartment or house. You should not share a bedroom during your self-quarantine period, if possible. A hotel or on-campus quarantine housing (if available) may be alternatives.
  • More information about these requirements is posted on the U-M Campus Maize and Blueprint website.


Last Updated: 08/25/2021