Skip navigation menu
Return to Campus
Return to start of navigation menu

Before your departure to Canada

Before you board your flight to Canada, ensure you completed the steps listed under Preparing for your departure.

To board a flight to Canada, you must also:

  1. Demonstrate to the airline that you are exempt from the travel restrictions by showing documents which establish you are travelling to Canada for an essential reason (e.g., proof of in-person (F2F) classes) and
    • you’re an international student who has a valid study permit or
    • you were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, or
    • you’re coming from the United States

    The onus is on you to prove your travel to Canada is essential and non-discretionary.

  2. Show a passport that is valid to fly to Canada and a valid entry document (visitor visa or eTA, if required).
  3. Complete a health check with airline officials, to confirm you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing.
  4. Depending on the airline, there may be additional requirements for travel, including wearing a face mask or covering. Confirm with the airline or any connecting airports prior to your flight.

You will not be permitted to board an airplane to Canada if you:

  • Show any symptoms of COVID-19 or
  • Have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to COVID-19 or
  • Are subject to a provincial or local public health order.
Request Info