International Student Services (ISS)

What to do 14 Days Before You Travel

 

Ensure you have your 14-day quarantine plan in place. International students are required to book their quarantine accommodation through UAlberta Residence Services' Isolation Accommodation Program (IAP) or have their own quarantine plan approved by the institution and register with the Off-Campus Travel Registry

Note:

Students who decide to make their own quarantine arrangements should submit their quarantine plan to isolationoffcampus@ualberta.ca for approval and register their travel plans on the Off-Campus Isolation and Travel Registry.


UAlberta International recommends, 14 days before you depart, limit your interactions with others to minimize your risk of developing symptoms before travelling to Canada.

Before going to the airport, we recommend you conduct a self-assessment of your health. Take the Alberta Health Services Self-Assessment.  

We suggest reviewing the list of symptoms and consider; in the past 14 days, were you in close contact with someone who was confirmed to have COVID? Did you travel to an area where COVID was prevalent? Or have you experienced any of the stated symptoms in the past 14 days before your travel date? If you respond "yes" to these questions we recommend you cancel your travel plan.

The Canadian Government suggests downloading the ArriveCan app to your Android or IOS mobile phone 48 hours before travelling to Canada. The ArriveCan app can reduce your wait time at Canadian ports of entry and limit points of contact. You can submit your information to the ArriveCan app easily and securely. Use the app to provide mandatory information to enter Canada. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A. Can I make my own quarantine arrangements?

     Yes. However, all UAlberta students, especially new students, are strongly recommended to book their quarantine accommodation through UAlberta Residence Services’ on-campus Isolation Accommodation Program. Students who wish to make their own quarantine arrangements should submit their quarantine plan to isolationoffcampus@ualberta.ca for approval and register their travel plans on the Off-Campus Isolation and Travel Registry.

     
  • B. How much does the Isolation Accommodation Program cost?

    The cost is $975 per person, which includes transport from the airport, accommodation, all meals, and support.

    The University can accommodate families in the Isolation Accommodation Program.The cost is $975 per person.  

    Students in financial need can contact Student Financial Support for possible assistance at bursaries@ualberta.ca.

  • C. What documents do I need to show when entering Canada?

    Your entry to Canada will be considered essential (non-discretionary) if you meet the following  2 requirements and have the required documents with you upon entry:

    1. Your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) is on the list of DLIs with approved COVID-19 readiness plans (UAlberta is on this list)

    2. You hold a valid study permit or a Letter of Introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit (final approval). 

    New students, required documents include:

    - Letter of Introduction

    - Valid Visa/eTA as applicable 

    - Admission letter 

    - Financial documents used in your application as proof that you will be able to support yourself (and your family in the event you will be entering together)

    - Approved quarantine plan

    Returning students, required documents include:

    - Valid Study Permit

    - Valid Visa/eTA as applicable

    - Verification of Enrollment (which can be printed out from Bear Tracks)

    - Unofficial transcript (which can be printed out from Bear Tracks)

    - Lease/residential agreement if available

    - Approved quarantine plan

     


      

     
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