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. 


Please note: As of 12:01 a.m. EST on January 5, all air travellers who are two years of age and older, arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao, will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding.

As of November 29, 2022, Western University has revoked its COVID-19 vaccination policy but is maintaining its masking requirement in instructional spaces. 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, regardless of citizenship, 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
  • 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.


  • Important documents to bring with you
  • What to do if you have immigration questions
  • ArriveCAN app tips
  • Travel to Canada
  • Vaccines and Testing
  • Immigration, Study/Work Permits and Visas
  • Do I need to be vaccinated to come to campus?
  • Do I need to wear a mask in instructional settings?

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
Email: iesc@uwo.ca

Western Student Health Care
Phone: 519-661-3030
Email: health@uwo.ca

Housing Office
Phone:519-661-3547
Email: housing@uwo.ca

King's International Office
Phone: 519-433-3491 ext. 4623
Email: international@kings.uwo.ca

Brescia International Office
Phone: 519.432.8353 x28012
Email: lochoa2@uwo.ca   

Huron International Office
Email: studentlife@huron.uwo.ca