New International Travel Policy implemented for faculty, staff and students
A new University of Michigan International Travel Policy went into effect March 8. The policy, which applies to all faculty, staff and students on all campuses, outlines new requirements for university-related travel.
The University has developed this policy and the resources that support it in order to make the international travel experience more enjoyable and secure for the entire University community.
The updated International Travel Policy addresses:
University Travel Registry: All faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad must register their international travel in the Registry before departure. This confidential and secure database provides a convenient tool for the traveler and the department to coordinate travel details. It will also help the University locate you if an emergency situation arises.
Travel Abroad Health Insurance: All students traveling abroad are required to have travel abroad insurance coverage from the University’s authorized vendor. Faculty and staff traveling internationally are covered under the University’s blanket policy.
Emergency Evacuation Insurance: All faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally are covered under a blanket policy for emergency evacuation due to political unrest or natural disaster.
University Travel Warnings or Travel Restrictions: Consistent with the provisions outlined, the University reserves the right to prohibit or suspend travel for University-related purposes to any destination by faculty, staff, or students if significant health, safety, or security concerns pose extreme risks that warrant such a decision.
International Travel Involving Student Groups: Includes specific requirements for University-sponsored travel abroad and student-initiated group travel abroad.