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.

Downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport


  • Travel to/from Downtown Toronto and Pearson Airport in 25 Minutes with the UP Express Train

  • $9.25 one-way - trip takes 25 minutes

  • runs every 15 minutes between 05:30 and 01:00 am
  • PDF icon The Union Pearson Express Train is Toronto’s most convenient way to travel between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station Downtown.
  • PDF icon The UP Express is a quick, efficient and sustainable transportation alternative
  • Other stops/fares are available

How do I book?

Option 1: Directly on Up Express website

  • first time user - Sign UP using your McGill email address
  • you will receive a validation email
  • that's it - you can now buy tickets online
  • under ticket type  select "Business one-way" or "Business Return"
  • McGill pricing pre-programmed

Option 2: On the Up Express APP - follow instructions after downloading

Option 3: At the ticket counter (if other methods not available)

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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