Prior to Leaving Your Country
- Confirm if your required courses will be offered online or on campus.
- Review the current travel restrictions before booking your flight to Canada.
- If you are eligible to travel, then you need to prepare proof that you’re entering for an essential purpose.
- Download the ArriveCAN app (iOS or Android) or use the web version. This could reduce your wait time at a Canadian port of entry. Also, you may want to submit information about your quarantine plan up to 48 hours ahead of time.
- Prepare your non-medical masks and face coverings and pack your essential items and documents.
- Monitor yourself and do not travel if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Additional Required Documentation
- A passport is required for all international travel. If you don’t have a passport, apply to get one in your home country. If you do have a passport, check the expiry date: you cannot travel internationally if your passport expires in six months or less.
If you have other official government identification from your home country, you should also bring it or a photocopy of it. This can include:
- Valid driver’s license
- Birth certificate
Once you arrive in Canada, you are responsible for making sure your passport is up-to-date. If you need to extend or renew your passport while in Canada, you will need to contact your country’s consulate or embassy.
- Returning students must have their proof of enrollment letter.
- Create your quarantine plan and be ready to share it with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer upon arrival to Canada.
Day of Travel
- Wear a non-medical mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose.
- The airline may conduct a health check before you board your flight.
- There may also be a health check form a Public Health Agency of Canada officer upon arrival in Canada.
- Bring a small, travel-appropriate bottle of hand sanitizer on the plane.
- Be aware of onboard meal services and regulations such as wearing a mask for the entire duration of the flight, provided by your airline.
Following Arrival in Canada
- Based on the current Government of Canada guidelines, when you arrive in Canada government officials will assess your health.
- Officials will also review your 14-day quarantine plan before you can leave the port of entry (e.g. airport).
- It is up to the discretion of the border agent to approve entry into Canada. After leaving the port of entry, use private transportation (e.g. taxi) to reach your place of quarantine.
- Go directly to your place of quarantine without delay and stay there for 14 days. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms.
- You must wear a suitable non-medical mask or face covering while in transit to your quarantine location.
- You should quarantine longer if you develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to another person who has signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
Follow Public Health Instructions On How to Quarantine
- Be aware of the penalties for not following your quarantine plan once you’re in Canada – A fine of up to $750,000 CAD and/or six months of jail time in Canada. Potentially found inadmissible and removed from Canada and banned from entering for one year.
- Know that you may be contacted by the Ontario government authorities throughout your 14-day quarantine to ensure you’re following your plan. The number you may be contacted from is 1-888-336-7735.
- Monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever/chills, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.
- If you have symptoms, contact the local health authorities (1-866-797-0000 in Ontario).
- Monitor your overall well-being
- Move into your accommodation once your 14-day quarantine period is complete. Do not move from your quarantine location if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Continue to conduct regular COVID-19 self-assessments and monitor yourself for symptoms.
- Continue following regional and school guidelines. This includes wearing a mask or face-covering in public indoor spaces and maintaining a two-meter distance from others.
Required COVID-19 Testing
Before completion of the 14-day quarantine period, students must be tested for COVID-19. All new students will be instructed to get tested for COVID –19 during day 5 or 6 of their quarantine period. There are many COVID -19 assessment center locations in Toronto and the surrounding area. Some convenient locations are listed below:
To find more COVID -19 assessment centers near you, click here.
To get tested for COVID-19, students or institutions may arrange for non-emergency medical transportation to and from their chosen COVID-19 assessment center.
|Angels of Flight Canada
799 O’Brien Dr, Suite 9/10, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X7
7180 Transmark Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1Z5
|MedicVan Patient Transfer Services
30 Capstan Gate, Unit 6, Concord, ON L4K 3E8
|Pioneer Health Services
Madoc, ON K0K 2K0
|Spectrum Health Care
1290 Central Pkwy W, Suite 302, Mississauga, ON L5C 4R3
|Voyago – Voyageur Medical Transportation
573 Admiral Court, London, ON N5V 4L3
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