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Travelling to Canada

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This website is for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to begin or continue their studies at Fraser International College. 

While your program components are all available online, we recommend you remain in your home country until travel restrictions change.

 

News and Updates

April 1, 2022
  • Vaccinated travellers: Pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. Until then, follow the pre-entry test requirements. Travellers must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1. 
    • Upon arrival, vaccinated travellers may be randomly selected for arrival testing but are not required to quarantine while waiting for their test results. However, if test results are positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days. 
  • Unvaccinated travellers: Those who are 17 years old or younger and unvaccinated will still be permitted to enter Canada if they have a valid pre-entry test, an appropriate quarantine plan, complete ArriveCAN, register for arrival test, and complete 14 days of quarantine and both Day 1 and Day 8 arrival tests after they arrive in Canada. 
January 15, 2022
  • International students 18+ must be vaccinated with an approved vaccine in order to enter Canada. 
    • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or those with an unapproved vaccine will NOT be permitted to enter Canada on or after this date. 
  • International students 17 and younger will be exempt from this rule. 
    • They can come to Canada unvaccinated, but must quarantine and follow the usual rules (i.e. 14 days of quarantine and complete Day 1/Day 8 arrivals). 

STUDENTS WHO ARE COMING TO CANADA MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:  

VACCINATED STUDENTS

(NOTE: These steps are for students who are fully vaccinated according to the Government of Canada’s requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.) 

  1. Read the FIC International Student Travel Guide 
  2. Check to see if you are eligible to enter Canada 
  3. Create an appropriate quarantine plan (vaccinated travellers are required to do this just in case they are not exempt or test positive upon arrival) 
  4. Prepare vaccination documentation (if not in English or French, a certified translation must be obtained) 
  5. Complete the FIC Student Self-Isolation Questionnaire a minimum of 14 days prior to travelling (or as soon as possible) 
  6. Complete the federal ArriveCAN application within 72 hours of arriving to Canada 
  7. Register for arrival test at the first Canadian airport you enter (this is optional, but it saves time if you are selected for the arrival test) 
  8. May be randomly selected for an arrival test but travellers are NOT required to quarantine while waiting for their results. However, if results are positive, 10 days of self-isolation is required. 
    • This test may be completed at the airport or a home test kit may be given instead. 
UNVACCINATED STUDENTS

(NOTE: These steps are for students 17 years and younger who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not yet approved in Canada. Students who are 18 years and older will not be permitted to enter Canada if they are unvaccinated.) 

  • Read the FIC International Student Travel Guide 
  • Check to see if you are eligible to enter Canada 
  • Create an appropriate 14-day quarantine plan 
  • Complete the FIC Student Self-Isolation Questionnaire a minimum of 14 days prior to travelling (or as soon as possible) 
  • Complete the federal ArriveCAN application within 72 hours of arriving to Canada 
  • Complete a molecular or antigen COVID-19 test with a negative result within 72 hours (molecular) or 24 hours (antigen) prior to flight 
  • Register for arrival test at the first Canadian airport you enter 
  • Complete a PCR COVID-19 test upon arrival to Canada (this Day 1 test may be completed at the airport or a home test kit may be given instead) 
  • Must quarantine for 14 days and take another COVID-19 test on Day 8 of quarantine. The Day 8 test is a home test kit where the kit must first be registered online. Then in order for the test to be validated, the traveller must participate in a video call where they will be observed by a testing provider technician. Following that, the test will be delivered to the lab for processing. Once results are received, the traveller can leave quarantine as soon as the 14 days have been completed. 

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.

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