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

COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services
International students with a valid study permit or study permit approval letter can now travel to Canada as long as they are registered at a designated learning institution (DLI) with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan. McGill is one of the institutions on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan. Students travelling to Canada will need to have a self-quarantine plan to ensure that they can self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

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

Travel FAQs - COVID-19

Please review the official government resources before reviewing the FAQs. Many answers to your questions can be found on Immigration Canada's and Immigration Quebec's websites.

Is McGill on the list of Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place?

Yes. McGill is on the list of approved institutions. This means that international students with a valid study permit or study permit approval letter can travel to Canada. See our message on entering Canada for the full entry requirements.

For more details on how to prepare to travel to Montreal and make arrangements for quarantine, see Student Services' Self-Quarantine Resources

Can the airline deny me boarding my flight to Canada?

Yes. Everyone travelling to Canada by air is first required to pass a preliminary health check by airline officials before boarding their flight. If you are allowed to board your flight, immigration officials will assess your health when you arrive in Canada before allowing you to enter. IRCC's website 

Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board their plane.

Will I be required to quarantine for 14 days when I arrive in Canada even if I do not show any symptoms of COVID-19?

Yes. All travelers to Canada are now mandated by law to quarantine for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms upon arrival and are subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement by Public Health authorities. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you do not have a quarantine plan, you should not travel to Canada.

When you arrive in Canada, immigration agents will assess your health before allowing you to enter. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, you will be required to provide your plan to quarantine for 14 days to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer upon arrival to Canada.

If the border officer is not satisfied with your plan, you may be quarantined in a facility designated by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.

See IRCC's website for more information for travellers entering Canada.

For more details on how to prepare to travel to Montreal and make arrangements for quarantine, see Student Services' Self-Quarantine Resources.

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