Travel Ban

Covid 19

Global Affairs Canada’s global Level 3 advisory to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada is still in effect. As a result, all international university travel remains suspended until further notice.

University-sponsored travel within Canada remains suspended until further notice. Exceptions can be applied for through the Dean or unit head (AVP level or higher) for mission critical and time-sensitive travel.

COVID-19 Updates

McGill University is carefully monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak. Please check the links below regularly for new information and developments.

Airline Policies COVID19

This is a summary view of policies that have been captured on airline websites on a periodic basis. The summary text does not represent the complete terms and conditions and is provided for informational purposes only and without guarantee of accuracy. Please click on the links in this document to see the most up to date and detailed airline policy changes. This information is also likely to change depending on rapidly-evolving circumstances

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Travel Services,

reporting to both Procurement and Financial Services, is developing the McGill Travel Management Program, which includes the

contracting of travel-related suppliers.

The McGill community is encouraged to use the transportation (train, air, vehicle rental) suppliers whenever feasible, for

 University-related 

travel and for incoming visitors being funded through the University.

Travel Services & Travel Management Program

Travel Management Program (TMP)   

 

The entire McGill travel and expense portfolio is being reviewed in an effort to cut travel and accommodation costs and streamline administrative processes. 

The ultimate goal is simple: save money, simplify bookings and add value for McGillians who book travel for university activities.

 

 

Why do we need a TMP?

In 2011, the university’s Strategic Reframing Initiative identified the modernization of McGill's travel portfolio as a cost-saving opportunity, and a way of improving processes and efficiencies. In short, we decided to take the travel and expense management into the 21st century.

Following market research and benchmarking in collaboration with Advisory and Steering Committees (representing major faculty travel spenders), objectives were defined:  

  • Improve customer service
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve process efficiencies
  • Improve control and compliance
  • Adhere to the principles of corporate social responsibilities
  • Enhance reporting and auditing capabilities

Essentially, the program aims to transform the University’s entire travel and expense processes by:

  • Automating the process
  • Negotiating deals with travel suppliers to get the best prices
  • Simplifying payments
  • Mitigating travel risk

How will the TMP work?

Because we're working with a contracted Travel Management Company, we're able to negotiate travels prices that are often lower. The online booking tool customized for McGill will simplify transactions.

As more McGillians use the TMP, we'll be able to gather data on the most frequent destinations and other information that can help us negotiate better and better deals over time.   

Careful management of McGill’s travel spending on travel is an important element of the TMP. 

 

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Travel Management Program Vision

Important notice for international travelers

The Government of Canada provides essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures to keep you safe during your travels. It is important to review the Travel website of Canada each time before you book your travels. Under Travel Health Notices the Public Health Agency of Canada outline potential health risks to Canadian travelers and recommend ways to help reduce them.

 

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