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Traveling From International Locations

The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are paramount at Western Michigan University, requiring protocols and procedures that safeguard our campus community, including procedures for entry to campus after international travel. The University is currently following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for international travelers.

Requirements for international travel

CDC travel requirements

The CDC has updated their travel requirements regarding vaccination and testing.

Review CDC travel guidance for those traveling to and from the U.S.

WMU travel requirements for fully vaccinated students

Three to five days after arriving in the U.S., fully vaccinated students must take a COVID-19 antigen test at Sindecuse Health Center. There is no need for fully vaccinated students to quarantine after arriving in the U.S. These students should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; get tested and isolate if symptoms develop.

WMU travel requirements for unvaccinated students

Unvaccinated students must take a COVID-19 antigen test at Sindecuse Health Center three to five days after arriving in the U.S. as well as quarantine for a full seven days after travel. If your test is positive, isolate to protect others. If your test is negative, you must still quarantine for the full seven days.

Unvaccinated students should avoid being around those who are at an increased risk for severe illness for 14 days.

You should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.


Last updated: April 5, 2022

Questions? Contact International Student and Scholar Services or call (269) 387-5865.