From: Patrick Morgan <>
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:54 PM
Subject: Update - U.S. restrictions on foreign national traveling from Europe
To: International Education Announcements 

Dear International Education Network colleagues,

Many of you may have heard the White House's announcement concerning travel restrictions from Europe to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security clarified the message shortly after the original announcement.  Amy sent the following email to all of the Faculty, Staff, and Students registered for current travel to the countries named in the proclamation. Thank you to all who were communicating with us during these uncertain moments - Rachel Reuter, Miranda Roberts, and Andy Burchfield: 


Dear U-M Traveler,

We are writing because you are currently registered for travel in Europe.

Please be advised that U.S. President Trump recently announced restrictions for non-US citizens or legal permanent residents on entering the U.S. for travelers from Europe.  Please see the Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf’s Statement on Presidential Proclamation To Protect the Homeland from Travel-Related Coronavirus Spread.

Currently, this proclamation “suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This does not apply to legal U.S. permanent residents, (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens, and other individuals who are identified in the proclamation.” 

We strongly encourage those affected by this proclamation to change your travel plans NOW and book travel back to the U.S. before the proposed entry restrictions take effect on Friday, March 13 @ midnight. In addition, we strongly encourage everybody to follow the news and subsequent announcements from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security.  

We regret that we don’t have complete details, as the news was released within the last hour in the United States and it is likely to change as the situation evolves. We want to share this information so you can start to work proactively on your travel plans. For students, we also realize that you might be receiving additional messages from U-M offices sponsoring your travel and we apologize for multiple messages. We care about your safety and are just trying to move quickly at this time. We will provide further updates as they become available.

Please let us know if you have any questions. 


Patrick and Amy


Patrick Morgan

Chief International Safety Officer

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Office of the Provost

University of Michigan

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