Travelling to Canada (To Provinces Other Than Nova Scotia)

All students travelling to Canada, from another country, are required to complete the federally mandated 14-day quarantine regardless if they were previously studying in Canada or not. International students (and co-arriving immediate family members) are responsible for their compliance with the federal Quarantine Act.

Effective January 6, 2021, the Government of Canada now requires everyone flying into Canada to have a negative test result for COVID-19. All passengers must present their airline with proof of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled departure time. Without proof, passengers will not be allowed to board their flight.   

When you arrive at a port of entry into Canada, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your reason for travelling to Canada;
  • Your ability to complete a 14-day quarantine period as soon as you arrive at your final destination;
  • A valid study permit or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit;
  • A valid letter of acceptance from Cape Breton University;
  • Proof that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada; and
  • If you either:
    • Have time to complete your quarantine before you physically attend classes, or
    • Can study online during your quarantine.

All students traveling to Canada from another country must also complete the ArriveCAN Application.

Please review the following Government websites so you are fully aware of your responsibilities and their policies and procedures around the Quarantine Act and travelling during COVID-19:

Government of Canada – COVID-19 Information for International Students

Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act

Self-isolation guidelines set out by the Canadian Ministry of Public Health.