Western's COVID-19 plan approved: travel possible for eligible international students

As of November 17, Western’s COVID-19 Readiness plan has been approved by the Government of Ontario.

If you are an international student who is currently outside of Canada and you have a valid study permit or have been approved for a study permit, you may be able to enter Canada, provided you meet specific requirements and develop a safe 14-day quarantine plan.

Before planning travel, review IRCC’s travel exemptions and restrictions for international students. If you have questions, contact iesc@uwo.ca or book an appointment with an international student advisor.

Recommended dates of travel

Western strongly recommends that you plan to arrive in Canada before December 21, 2020 or after January 3, 2021.

Quarantine supports, including student health care, COVID-19 testing, wellness checks and other essential services may be unavailable or limited due to Western’s winter holiday closure. In addition, essential services such as grocery and pharmacy delivery will not be available on December 25, December 26 and January 1, and may be limited throughout the holiday period.

Any student who persists with plans to arrive between December 21 and January 3 is required to register their quarantine plan as soon as possible, and no later than December 14.

Before planning travel, students MUST complete the steps on Western's international arrival website, including registering your quarantine plan

Comprehensive measures are in place to protect the health and safety of the incoming students as well as the Western and London communities. We look forward to welcoming more international students to Canada and continuing to support those studying remotely!

For questions, please email iesc@uwo.ca or call 519-661-2111 ext. 89309.

Two Travel FAQ sessions with an international student advisor are scheduled for November 19 and November 26. View session details and register at www.events.westernu.ca/events/iesc.