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 Canada

Rules for entering Canada (both by flight and land border), COVID-19 testing and 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.

Airfare/Rail FOAPAL Authorization Form

***Please note that as of February 1st 2019 the Airfare/Rail FOAPAL Authorization Form will no longer be available for use through House of Travel and Uniglobe. Please refer to this message for more details***


How to pay

1. Airfare/Rail FOAPAL Authorization Form - rail & airline tickets only booked via Direct Travel - electronic signature not acceptable


2. Personal credit card (not applicable for administrative related travel)

Pay by FOAPAL - can only be processed during regular business hours  (Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30)

  • Complete the form - one per ticket - email or fax it to the travel consultant (Direct Travel) - during regular business hours ( 08:30 - 17:30 ) only

  • Please note that tickets will not be issued against a FOAPAL unless the form is properly completed and signed by all parties as indicated (electronic signature not acceptable)

  • A fee is applicable per trip. One trip includes rail, air, hotel and car (if applicable)

To obtain Airfare/Rail FOAPAL Authorization Form:

This page is restricted to members of McGill University. To access the content, please click here to sign in using your McGill email address and password. Once you are signed in, the restricted content will display.

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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