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All services continue to be offered remotely during regular business hours.

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.

International Student Health Insurance

Keeping you healthy

McGill requires all international students* and their accompanying dependents to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance Plan

*Please note: This coverage is not automatic - nor compulsory - for Canadian citizens arriving from outside of Canada.  Non-resident Canadian students have the option of enrolling on McGill's International Student Health Insurance Plan (details here).



Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. Students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.

Coverage, Rates, Exemptions, Claims, etc.:

Details and information on the McGill International Health Insurance Plan.

Supplemental dental coverage:

Students starting in September who are enrolled in McGill's International Health Insurance plan also receive supplemental dental coverage from their student society (SSMU, MCSS or PGSS).  Students starting in January must opt-in to this plan, should they wish to have dental coverage.  For details, please contact your student society (SSMU, MCSS or PGSS).

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