Travelling to Canada
Welcome. This website is for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to begin or continue their studies at Fraser International College.
News and Updates:
Government of Canada extends flight ban from India, Pakistan until June 21
The first ban was put in place on April 22nd for 30 days has been extended until June 21.
CBC News Article: Government extends flight ban from India, Pakistan until June 21
If you are travelling from any of these countries please adjust your travel plans and contact FIC if you have any questions or concerns.
Please find Air traveller requirements as mentioned on the Government of Canada Website
Travellers must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time.
As of February 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET, travellers, unless exempted, will also be required to:
- reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights prior to departure to Canada
- take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival in Canada
- stay in the government-authorized hotel while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 molecular test taken on arrival
- pay for the cost of the hotel stay, as well as all associated costs for:
- infection prevention and control measures
Travellers must present proof of having reserved and pre-paid for their accommodation through ArriveCAN.
Travellers will still be required to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stopover.
There are new restrictions for Air and Land travellers which will come into effect on February 22, 2021. It is extremely important that you understand the process for travelling to Canada. The current message from the Government of Canada is ‘Now is not the time to travel’. Please take the time to read the information about the travel restriction in place by visiting the following pages regularly as things are changing:
- News release by the Government of Canada
- Hotel Quarantine Measures for air travellers come into effect Feb.22: Trudeau
- Travel Restrictions in Canada
- COVID-19 Mandatory hotel stay for all air travellers arriving in Canada
- COVID-19 testing for travellers coming into Canada
- You can also check @Canborder, @travelGOC and @transport_GC on twitter
The Government of Canada has announced that there will be major travel restrictions coming into as soon as possible. One of these changes will start on Feb 3rd as all international passenger flights will land only in of the four following airports: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. They have announced as well that as soon as possible there will be mandatory PCR testing at the arrival airport for people returning to Canada. After the testing travelers will have to wait up to three days at a government- approved hotel for their test results, at their own expense. For more information please read the following article and government website: CBC News Article and Government of Canada announcements from January 29.
Effective immediately, current Government of Canada regulations require that anyone arriving from outside of Canada must provide documentation of a negative covid19 laboratory test result to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Individuals with a negative test result must still complete the full 14 day quarantine period. For detailed information about testing, please read the news release by the Government of Canada.
Students who are coming to Canada must complete the following steps:
- Read the FIC International Student Travel Guide.
- Complete the mandatory government BC Self-Isolation Plan prior to arriving to Canada.
- Complete the federal ArriveCAN application 72 hours prior to arriving to Canada.
- Complete a PCR COVID-19 Test with a negative result 72 hours prior to their flight.
- Book an approved hotel prior to departure for the duration of 3 days at your first point of entry. The approved list can be found here. The traveller will have to pay for the cost the hotel which will vary by location.
- Take a PCR COVID- 19 test at airport upon arriving to Canada.
- Take another Covid-19 test near the end of your 14-day quarantine.
If you are in need of financial assistance to help with costs associated with quarantine, you may apply for the Navitas Canada Financial Aid Bursary here. This bursary is open to students who will be in Canada.
All students are responsible for making themselves aware of the requirements and are required to follow the FIC Isolated or Quarantined Student Policy.
A Border Services officer will make a final decision on your eligibility to enter Canada at the Port of Entry.
For more information regarding Frequently Asked Questions, Covid19 Policies and Procedures, and the Return to Campus Safety Plan, please visit the Covid19 Updates and FAQs page.