Travel

What you need to know

  • All MSU travelers — domestic and international — who are incoming to campus are asked to follow MSU health protocols for inbound travelers. Students traveling from a high-risk area are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It is strongly recommended that faculty, staff and visitors traveling from a high-risk area also self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • All MSU students coming to campus are asked to observe a 14-day period of enhanced physical distancing at home before arriving in East Lansing. During this 14-day period, you should stay home as much as possible, monitor your health, greatly reduce your contact with others and wear a face covering while in public settings.
  • For employees and students engaged in university-sponsored projects, all non-essential outgoing domestic and international travel is suspended indefinitely. If you feel you have essential travel needs, you can submit a waiver for review at least three weeks prior to departure. Visit the Office of International Health and Safety website for more information.
  • Individuals with essential domestic travel may apply for a travel waiver. Major Academic Units (MAUs) are responsible for evaluating domestic travel waivers.
  • Individuals with essential international travel may apply for a travel waiver.
  • Upcoming Education Abroad programs for next semester and summer are open for applicants. Decisions about whether the programs will take place (broad decisions about EA as a whole or for individual programs) will be made no later than three weeks prior to departure. Current Spring 2021 applicants have been advised to develop an academic “back-up plan” by enrolling in regular MSU courses as well. All upcoming EA programs must adhere to new guidelines developed to prioritize the health and safety and mitigate risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic.