International Travel Information

As of January 2006 there are no international travel restrictions as a result of avian flu. If you travel to a country where avian flu is present, avoid poultry farms and open air markets where poultry is sold.

The World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State issue travel information, alert, warnings and announcements for public safety, personal security and health issues. Before you travel internationally please consult the sites below. WHO, CDC and State Department advisories are updated often and may differ. When they differ, UMD recommends erring on the side of caution by following the most conservative advice. If an area has a travel advisory or warning in effect, the safest decision is not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

If a travel warning pertaining to avian flu is issued, UMís or UMDís Policy Concerning Study, Travel, and Research in Countries Under U.S. State Department Travel Warnings will apply. It is highly recommended that all University international travelers register with the UM Ann Arbor Travel Registry.

Precautions for International Travelers

As of January 2006, the World Health Organization does not recommend screening travelers from countries where avian flu is present.

If you have recently lived in, or traveled from, an area where avian flu is present and you now have a fever, headache, muscle aches or respiratory symptoms, you should call a health care provider and ask for instructions. Students should call UMD Counseling & Support Services at 313.593.5430.