COVID-19 Update – November 26, 2021 – International Students: Adjustments to Canada’s Border and Travel Measures

Please note the following COVID-19 updates for November 26, 2021:

International Students:  Adjustments to Canada’s Border and Travel Measures

      The Government of Canada announced that they will be adjusting the entry requirements for travellers.

  • Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand its list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines for the purposes of entry into Canada, and introduce exemptions from some testing and quarantine requirements.
  • As of January 15, 2022, international students (18 years or older), will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for entry into Canada.
  • Fully vaccinated students will be allowed to attend any provincially or territorially designated learning institution in Canada.

Thank you for the important role you play in supporting the provincial COVID-19 response.  Please share this update broadly within your respective institutions.

COVID-19 Resources:

·         COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines are hosted on government’s public website.

·         Guidance and recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer are available online at the COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information website.

·         If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.

·         WorksafeBC guidance is available on communicable disease prevention plans.