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 Health Response 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, and 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.
  • Anyone who tests positive should delay their arrival until they have completed their isolation.



  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends testing with a viral test 3-5 days after arrival.
  • If you test positive for Covid, after arrival, see this resource for helpful information.
  • 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


Please see the U-M Health Response website for more information or call or email the relevant resource on the U-M Health Response website for specific concerns.


Last Updated: 12/05/2022