COVID-19 International Arrival

Welcome! This website provides COVID-19 related information for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to study at Western University.

Be sure to visit our regular New Students website for complete details on preparing for your journey to Western. 

Important Recent Updates: 

  • As of February 6, 2023, Western University no longer requires masks in instructional spaces , but we continue to encourage the campus community to wear masks in indoor crowded spaces. 
  • As of November 29, 2022, Western University revoked its COVID-19 vaccination policy . Following public health guidance, we strongly encourage everyone to remain up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Visit our  COVID-19 FAQ for international students for more information.
  • Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers entering Canada will no longer have to:
    • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
    • provide proof of vaccination
    • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing (except Jan. 5 exception above)
    • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation
    • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail
    • wear masks on planes and trains
    • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

For more information on border and travel measures please review the Government of Canada Travel, Testing and Borders website.

For more details on Western University and Government Updates, see our updates page

  • Important documents to bring with you
  • What to do if you have immigration questions
  • ArriveCAN app tips
  • Travel to Canada
  • Immigration, Study/Work Permits and Visas
  • Vaccine information if you were vaccinated outside Canada
  • Latest campus updates
  • Safety and health precautions
  • Vaccines available on campus

Contact Information

Telehealth Ontario
Phone: 1-866-797-0000 

Middlesex-London Health Unit
Phone: 519-663-5317

International & Exchange Student Centre
Phone: 519-661-2111 extension 89309

Western Health and Wellness Services
Phone: 519-661-3030

Housing Office

King's International Office
Phone: 519-433-3491 ext. 4623

Brescia International Office
Phone: 519.432.8353 x28012

Huron International Office