We recommend reviewing the Quarantine Requirements page for up to date information regarding travel to Canada.
As an international student, you can now travel to Canada if:
- Your Designated Learning Institution has a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the provincial authority (you can find uLethbridge on the list here)
- Your study permit is valid, or your application to study in Canada has been approved, and you have a valid Letter of Introduction indicating that approval, along with the required entry document: TRV or eTA (U.S. citizens do not require an entry document)
Travel to Canada to attend the University of Lethbridge (or any school on the approved list) will be considered non-discretionary or essential, and additional letters or documents will not be required to indicate essential travel. Travel to Canada for other reasons (example, for tourism) will not be considered essential. Students should plan their arrival date accordingly.
Additional Requirements for Travellers:
- For students travelling on or before August 9, 2021 will need to have reserve a 3-night stay at a government-authorized hotel prior to their departure to Canada and all travellers will need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport.
- For students travelling on or after August 10, the 3-night stay will no longer be required. For unvaccinated students, a 14 day quarantine will still be required.
- All travellers to Canada are required to present a detailed quarantine plan upon arrival. Please see here for guidance on creating your quarantine plan.
- A negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure is required for all travellers 5 years and older, as of January 7, 2021. Additional details can be found on the Government of Canada website.
- You must submit your travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 self-assessment information via the ArriveCan appbefore checking in at the airport.
Documents you must bring:
- Your valid study permit or letter of introduction from IRCC indicating approval of your study permit application
- Your valid passport that you used to apply for your study permit (and temporary resident visa, if applicable)
- Your quarantine plan
- Proof of your negative COVID-19 test result
- Your Letter of Acceptance to uLethbridge
- A Verification of Enrolment from the Bridge showing your registration at uLethbridge, for the current or upcoming term, as applicable
- A valid medical exam (Please note: medical exams are valid for twelve months from the date of the medical assessment. If your medical exam has expired, please undergo a new medical exam prior to your travel.If you have any questions regarding medical exam validity, you may contact our office for assistance. When emailing our office, please include your student ID#, copy of your medical exam assessment receipt and your question.)
- Proof of finances, demonstrating that you have sufficient resources to support yourself and any family members accompanying you to Canada
- ArriveCan app receipt confirming submission of your travel and quarantine plan information. You can show this receipt on your phone or bring a printout.
Note: As of July 5, 2021, there will be exemptions made for students entering Canada who are fully vaccinated. Please see our Quarantine Requirements page or Government of Canada website for more information.
If you do not have a valid study permit or final approval of your application for a study permit, you cannot travel to Canada at this time.
Please note the Canada Border Services Agency officer makes the final decision on who is permitted to enter Canada. It should also be noted that CBSA has indicated that students should not travel more than 4 weeks in advance of the start of classes.