Update on 3-day government-required hotel stay

As of February 22, the Canadian government has implemented additional travel requirements for all travellers arriving by air to Canada, including completing a mandatory 3-day stay at a government-approved hotel as part of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Western is committed to continuing to support students planning travel to Canada for the Winter Term, including offering a reimbursement of up to maximum of $2000 per student to cover costs associated with the new federal requirements.

  • Eligibility:

    • Status as a main campus, degree-seeking student arriving between February 22 and April 30, enrolled for Academic Term Winter 2021. (*Students registered at an Affiliate College or in Ivey are not eligible. Please contact your college or faculty for financial supports available.) 
      • Includes new students coming to study in Canada for the first time since January, as well as students who were not living in Canada/Ontario in Fall 2020 and/or Winter 2021 and are now travelling to Canada for their studies


    • Status as a Visiting Research Scholar arriving between February 22 and April 30.

Students who register their travel plans with us who indicate they will be arriving in Canada between now and April 30 will be asked to complete a reimbursement form to request funds. As of now, all other travel requirements and costs for those arriving remain the same.