Travel Ban

Covid 19

Global Affairs Canada’s global Level 3 advisory to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada is still in effect. As a result, all international university travel remains suspended until further notice.

University-sponsored travel within Canada remains suspended until further notice. Exceptions can be applied for through the Dean or unit head (AVP level or higher) for mission critical and time-sensitive travel.

COVID-19 Updates

**IMPORTANT**: As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan (unless exempted under conditions set out in the Mandatory Isolation Order), and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.  For more information, please see the Government of Canada’s news release.

McGill University is carefully monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak. Please check the links below regularly for new information and developments.

Airline Policies COVID19

This is a summary view of policies that have been captured on airline websites on a periodic basis. The summary text does not represent the complete terms and conditions and is provided for informational purposes only and without guarantee of accuracy. Please click on the links in this document to see the most up to date and detailed airline policy changes. 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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