TRAVELLING TO CANADA
This page contains important information for international students regarding travel to Canada. It is relevant both for new students and for those who wish to leave Canada and return.
IMPORTANT PRELIMINARY NOTES
Circumstances in Canada and around the world continue to change. This website may not be up-to-date with the latest developments. You must refer to the latest updates provided by the federal and provincial governments in order to determine the most recent guidelines for travel to Canada.
Starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea.
- Note, however, that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter Canada. Please continue to review the most recent directives issued by the Government of Canada to ensure that you are familiar with the latest developments.
- It is the responsibility of new international students coming to Regent College to understand federal and provincial laws and regulations before planning to arrive in Canada. Significant penalties may apply to those who do not comply with the Quarantine Act.
- Regent College is on the Government of Canada's list of DLI’s with approved COVID-19 Readiness Plans.
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL: MEDICAL INSURANCE
The Government of British Columbia provides a Medical Services Plan (MSP) to all BC residents. All residents of BC are required by law to enrol themselves and their dependents with MSP.
However, MSP does not provide coverage for the first 3 months of your time in Canada. During the 3 month waiting period, you must have private medical coverage. This is mandatory. Some students extend their travel insurance for an extra 2–3 months. Private insurance is also available through local insurance company David Cummings Insurance Services, Ltd.
Please review your travel insurance and private medical coverage plan carefully to ensure that you have the necessary coverage in relation to COVID-19.
Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website, this is a constantly changing situation. For up-to-date news and guidance, please visit the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, review the latest news from BC's provincial government, and review the latest directives from BC's Provincial Health Officer. Those contemplating travel to or from Canada should also carefully review the Government of Canada's travel restrictions.