Global travel advisory lifted

Covid 19

University Sponsored Travel suspension Lifted

With the removal of the global travel advisory, McGill will now be able to return to pre-pandemic travel conditions, allowing for freer movement of students, faculty and staff.

Please see EOC Update and 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.

Avis Worldwide

 Detailed Procedures: Booking Vehicles
Please note that Car rental companies are currently experiencing shortages across North America. It is recommended to book your car rental as far in advance as possible.


  • Applicable for University related activities and leisure travel
  • No underage fee for drivers aged between 21 and 25
  • Unlimited mileage when pick up and drop off at same location (for compact, intermediate, standard & full size vehicles only)
  • No Charge for additional drivers - as long as they are a spouse or a colleague
  • 3rd Party Liability included for vehicles rented in Canada
  • Take the car to the USA

How do I book?

Online via the Avis website - rates already include McGill discount - rates are restricted to members of McGill University -sign in using your McGill email address and password to view the restricted content


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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