|UPDATE September 7, 2021: Starting today all foreign travelers who are fully immunized with a Health Canada-approved vaccine for discretionary travel purposes can enter Canada and are exempt from quarantine. Unimmunized international students are still eligible to enter Canada but will be required to complete the 14 day quarantine process in accordance with federal guidelines. You can access the most up to date travel information on the Canadian government site on Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.|
Spring 2022 Semester (January – April): TWU will NOT be able to provide quarantine accommodation on campus for new students or current campus residents who travel outside of Canada during the semester break. For information on creating an acceptable quarantine plan see the Government of Canada site on Mandatory quarantine or isolation.
Verification of Enrolment letters for travel to Canada are required by ALL International Students traveling to Canada, If you expect to be exempt from the quarantine requirement you will still be required to submit a quarantine plan as a contingency for an unexpected illness (for example). These letters will be issued to students after TWU has received their quarantine plan information.
Update as of September 7, 2021: All foreign travelers who are fully immunized with a Health Canada-approved vaccine can enter Canada for discretionary travel purposes and are exempt from quarantine. Unimmunized international students are still eligible to enter Canada but will be required to complete the 14-day quarantine process in accordance with federal guidelines. You can access the most up to date travel information on the Canadian government site on Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.
To find out if you qualify for a quarantine exemption, please read the Travelling to Canada page very carefully and make sure you are able to meet all of the conditions listed. There are still entry requirements for these exempt travelers such as pre-departure testing and testing upon arrival to Canada that are also outlined on this page.
Students expecting a quarantine exemption must still submit a quarantine plan to be utilized in the event they are found to be ineligible for the exemption (ex. A student develops symptoms of illness while on route to Canada).
- New students: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
- Returning students: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Please Note: TWU will not be able to accommodate requests to move into housing prior to January 4th. If you arrive before January 4th, you will need to make other arrangements. Information for a local hotel that offers a discount to TWU students can be found below.
Other information and Resources
Travel from Hotel or Airport to TWU: Taxi, Ride Sharing (Uber, Lyft) or personal vehicles are approved means of travel to TWU. New students who have questions or concerns about transportation should speak to their admissions counsellor.
Discount for TWU Students and Families at Local Hotel: For students or families of students requiring quarantine accommodations, the following hotel is offering a discount to TWU students:
- Contact: Sean Harris – discounted rates are only available through this contact, and for individuals identifying as TWU students. (TWU has been asked not to publish rates). Package options are available that include discounts on meals as well.
Point of Entry to Canada: There are differences in requirements depending upon whether you fly or drive to Canada. Please see the Government of Canada travel web page for the latest details.
ArriveCan App: You will be required to use the ArriveCan app to provide mandatory travel information on and after your entry to Canada. (Apple or Android)
Parents, family members and other non-student travellers: For the latest information for all non-student travellers, see the Canadian Government Covid-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders site.