On Saturday, March 14th, the U.S. government announced new travel restrictions for foreign nationals who have been in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland in the past 14 days due to COVID-19 related risks. These restrictions will be implemented at midnight on Monday, March 16th, 2020 (excluding flights that are already in route by that time). All foreign nationals who have been in the United Kingdom or Ireland in the 14 days preceding their planned arrival will be denied entry after these restrictions take effect. It is not yet clear how long these restrictions will remain in place.
These restrictions include foreign nationals on non-immigrant visas, including F-1, F-2 and J-1, J-2 students, scholars, and dependents. If you plan to arrive in the United States after these restrictions take effect, please consult your airline about what options may be available to you. If your scheduled arrival will be delayed, please contact the International Center at International.Flint@umich.edu. We will work with you and your host department on any necessary updates to your immigration documents.
If you are an active F-1 or J-1 international student or scholar who is currently in the in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, please complete this Travel Registry form.
Details are still emerging and changes may occur. The University of Michigan-Flint is actively monitoring the situation. The International Center will post additional information as it becomes available.