Suspension of University-sponsored Travel

Covid 19

Travel suspension reminder

University-sponsored travel continues to be suspended until further notice. Deans and unit heads (AVP level or above) may grant exemptions for mission-critical, time-sensitive activities within Canada, as well as select international activities.  

All authorized travel must be arranged through McGill’s official travel management company.

Please see link below for more details.

COVID-19 Updates

New requirements for travel to/from Canada

Rules for entering and flying out of/within Canada (both by flight and land border), COVID-19 testing, vaccination & quarantine requirements are frequently being updated by the Canadian Government. 

Please check the links below regularly for the latest news and developments, as the situation is continually evolving.

Airline Policies COVID-19

 Please click on the links below to see the most up to date and detailed airline policies. This information is also likely to change depending on rapidly-evolving circumstances.


Airbnb is a community marketplace where people list and book unique accommodations around the world. Airbnb offers over 4 million property listings (including private homes or apartments) in over 65,000 cities around the world. McGill Travel Services has entered into an agreement with them to offer McGill travelers their Business Travel Program.

For the purposes of this webpage: business = university related activity


  1. self check-in 24/7 – travelers have the ability to enter the premises without the necessity of a key exchange with the host (through lock box, door keypad, doorman, etc)

  2. workspace with guaranteed Wi-Fi

  3. essentials like shampoo, hair dryers, irons

  4. smoke and carbon monoxide detector

  • Bonus: upon completion of the first 'business' trip, you will receive a $50 Airbnb coupon valid for a future stay

How to Register and Book?

PDF icon Travel Guide

  1. Sign up on - whether you already have an Airbnb account or are signing up for the first time, you will need to link your email address to your Airbnb account
  2. When you receive the Airbnb verification email be sure to verify your work email ( by clicking the “Verify Business Email” line
  3. Log in and book at
  4. Mark your trip as “Business Travel” on the payment page under “Step 1- About Your Trip” when asked about the main purpose of your trip

PDF icon Airbnb FAQ


University Travel Registration Form for Faculty and Staff

It is imperative that you register your travel information using the on-line University Travel Registration form for Faculty and Staff. If you are not already logged in, you will be required to log-in for access.


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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