The University of Michigan advises all students to practice enhanced social distancing and be tested before they leave campus to promote safety by reducing the likelihood of students infected with COVID-19 returning to their permanent residences and surrounding communities.
As a U-M student, you play an important role in helping to keep the U-M community — as well as your communities back home — as safe as possible.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individuals who are FULLY VACCINATED (two weeks past their final dose) do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it, and they do not need to self-quarantine.
Before you leave Ann Arbor, here are important things to plan to do:
- Practice enhanced social distancing before you intend to travel, ideally for 14 days if possible.
- Not YET fully vaccinated? Get a COVID test prior to departure. Allow for up to 3 days to receive your results. Sign up for COVID-19 testing.
- Quarantine for 14 days after arriving at your permanent residence. Public health officials advise that university students quarantine for 14 days after returning from campus to their permanent residence. Wear a face covering, watch for development of symptoms and avoid contact with others. This is recommended by U-M health officials and the Washtenaw County Health Department.
- Travel safely. Please review the following travel recommendations. It is recommended that you not travel until you have received a negative test result or have been fully vaccinated. Please visit the UHS COVID-19 Testing for International Travelers page if you plan to travel abroad. If you are an international student, also review the Travel Guidance for International Students webpage.
Please see this FAQ for more information on departure protocols for Michigan Housing residents.