COVID-19 Travel Policies

Effective December 15, the Government of Canada recommended the avoidance of all non-essential travel outside Canada. In light of this advisory, the University has suspended travel and has updated the COVID-19 Travel Directive.

Students are advised to review the Travel Directive for guidance on the limited exemption and to consult with their education abroad program coordinator, who will advise on eligibility and the process for seeking an exemption.

Graduate students undertaking research abroad are required to follow the guidance of the Field Research Office.

For all other student travel, faculties granting exemptions will notify UAI and students receiving an exemption will:

  • Complete UAI’s online pre-departure eClass or equivalent (login information to be shared by UAI)
  • Complete Risk Assessment/Management Plan (accessed through the pre-departure eClass)
  • Complete and confirm travel medical insurance
  • Be fully vaccinated including meeting the requirements of the destination country(ies)
  • Complete Risk Management Agreement/Waiver (accessed through the pre-departure eClass)
  • Complete in person/virtual pre-departure orientation (starting in late November, schedule to be announced shortly) 
  • Register in UGo, including providing health insurance information.

Please contact uairm@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

U of A COVID-19 Information