Date: July, 4th, 2021
COVID-19 has made international travel complicated. But now better days are coming – especially for the international students. The Canadian government has announced that fully vaccinated international students who have a valid study permit will no longer have to be quarantined in Canada if they test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival, starting on the night of July 5th. They will be able to go straight to their homes/residences without having to stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel and will not have to take a subsequent COVID test eight days after arrival.
There are no changes to the border restrictions for travellers who are not fully vaccinated. To be considered fully vaccinated, students must prove that they have had received two shots of one of the following approved vaccines by Health Canada, at least 14 days before entering the country:
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson – only one-shot)
Officials said travelers must electronically submit COVID-19-related information to the government’s ArriveCAN app before arriving, meet the pre-and-on-arrival test requirements, be asymptomatic and still have a suitable quarantine plan.
SELC Vancouver is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning and working environment for our students, employees and visitors. To deal with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, SELC has developed a series of safety protocols, re-occupancy guides, and contingency plans that adhere to federal and provincial health and safety guidelines, as dictated by WorkSafeBC, the Provincial Health Officer and others.
This is very exciting news for all the students that are eager to travel to Canada. We will keep updating as further updates will be announced. Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding the latest update. To learn more about SELC’s Covid-19 safety protocols and procedures follow this link.