Global travel advisory

Covid 19

University Sponsored Travel

The COVID-19 Omicron variant has led some countries, including Canada, to implement new travel restrictions. McGill is not cancelling University-sponsored travel at this time, however we may be required to do so should the situation change/worsen. Given this, those planning on travelling abroad over the coming months may wish to reconsider, and are urged to fully evaluate the potential safety, financial and academic risks involved.

Please see the Guidelines for travel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic travel 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.

Before you leave

Gather all of your health insurance information

  1. Record all important medical contact numbers and health insurance policy information.
  2. Inform yourself about the health insurance procedures to follow when seeking medical attention abroad.
  3. Print or download your Manulife Healthcare Card and familiarize yourself with your coverage. You can find your card on the Manulife Plan Member Secure Site. Sign in, navigate to "Quick Links" and choose "Benefits Card". It should look like this, serves as your official health care card, and can be presented to any medical service provider.
  4. Review your destination’s specific health and security information on the Government of Canada travel advisory site, as well as listings of the government's emergency services for citizens.

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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