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COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: August 2021: Easing of border measures coming into effect on August 9th, 2021 at 12:01am (ET). 
The latest updates can be found on the Entering Canada page.
            1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada (McGill is on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan). Before making travel plans, please refer to our Entering Canada page.
            2. Fully vaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travellers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
           3. For more information, please refer to McGill's quarantine resources and IHI’s vaccination FAQs.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional news, resources, and FAQs.

Canadian Non-Resident Sign-up Form

Before reviewing the information below, please see ISS' COVID-19 FAQs and resources pages for up to date information on the impact of COVID-19 on immigration related matters.

Non-resident Canadian students or new Permanent Residents who are not eligible for the Québec Health Insurance Plan and have no insurance coverage or whose private insurance is not adequate, have the option of enrolling in McGill's International Student Health Insurance (IHI) Plan. To do so they must complete the form below no later than September 30 (Fall Term) or January 31 (Winter Term) or May 31 (Summer Term).

For information on rates, please click here.

If a Canadian student chooses to opt-in to the IHI plan, the charges for the supplemental health and dental portions of their respective student society’s insurance plans (SSMU, MCSS or PGSS) will not be automatically removed from the student's account.  Students who are currently in the three-month waiting period following RAMQ registration may wish to remain enrolled in the supplemental health plan as there are extended benefits that may be of interest.  Students, who opt-out of the supplemental health plan, cannot rejoin this plan until the next academic year. Students should evaluate their own situation prior to making a decision to opt out. Please be aware that the IHI plan only covers accidental dental expenses.

Processing for the Fall session will be done between August 1 and September 30. For the Winter & Summer sessions, processing will be done between December 1 and January 31 & between April 1 and May 30, respectively.

Canadian non-resident students can cancel coverage during the first 30 days of each new semester.

Exceptionally for Fall 2021: New students get 1 complimentary month of coverage prior to the start of their first term at McGill. Therefore coverage begins as of August 1st if you arrive in Canada before September 1st.

**Please note that students who wish to opt-in to the IHI plan must fill out a new webform at the beginning of each new academic year and/or term, depending on their situation.**


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