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Essential information

  • Effective January 7, travellers flying to Canada must present the airline with proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed to board the plane. The test must have been taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to boarding the flight and must be a PCR test. Please consult the Government of Canada website for details.
  • Remote or in-person? Closed or open? Track the status of McGill’s operations, including its academic activities, as we respond to government directives to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • All individuals on our campuses are now required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when in any indoor shared space. There are a few exceptions to this rule - learn more here.

  • On October 26, McGill updated the process for reporting COVID-19 symptoms or a diagnosis. Unsure of what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in contact with a case? Consult our guidelines.

  • If you are coming to our campuses, you must:
  • International students with valid documentation can now travel to Canada to study at McGill. You'll still need to self-isolate for 14 days and present a quarantine plan at the border. Learn more here.

  • While McGill is operating under the current red zone restrictions, some limited research with in-person human participants will be allowed to continue. Learn more here.

  • You must register two working days in advance to travel on the shuttle bus between the downtown and Macdonald campuses.

  • The University has decided to reduce parking charges by 50% until further notice.



Resources for learning remotely, financial aid, health and well-being


Designing courses, teaching and assessing remotely


Information on working remotely, services available to employees


Information about phase-in directives for research on campus and more


Guidelines and resources
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COVID-19: Our Commitment

As our society learns to live with COVID-19, our community’s safety and well-being continues to be McGill University’s utmost priority. We each play an important role in this shared responsibility. We have seen that safely re-opening our physical spaces is possible through a combination of careful institutional measures, always aligned with public health directives, and individual diligence in practicing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Despite the great uncertainty of these times, the University’s mission is unchanged. As the pandemic continues to evolve, McGill remains committed to supporting our faculty and staff, whether they’re on campus or participating from a distance—and to supporting and engaging our students in the same high-calibre life and learning experience for which our University has become world-renowned.

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