COVID-19 International Arrival

Welcome! This website is for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to study at Western University.    


All Western, Brescia, Huron and King's University College students are required to follow all travel and vaccination requirements prior to arrival in Canada.

The list of vaccines approved for entry to Canada includes the following: 

  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD, ChAdOx1-S, AZD1222)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
  • Medicago Covifenz
  • Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
  • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax)
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)

For eligibility information, visit the Government of Canada website.

Requirements for entry to Canada

International students who are 18 years of age or older who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or vaccinated with a vaccine other than the nine types mentioned above, are not permitted to enter Canada. For more information on vaccine requirements, please visit Important Vaccine Requirements for Returning to Canada.

Note: vaccines federally approved for entry to Canada do not necessarilly align with vaccination requirements for Western University’s vaccination policy. This means you may be required to have additional vaccinations upon arrival. Please visit our Vaccine FAQ for international students for more information. 


  • Planning your trip
  • Before you depart
  • Upon your arrival
  • Get the ArriveCAN app
  • Travel Eligibility and Travelling with children/dependents
  • Items to bring with you
  • Ontario definition of fully vaccinated
  • Vaccine doses required to be considered fully vaccinated
  • Western's vaccination policy

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