Avoid all non-essential travel

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada advises avoiding all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.

For travellers arriving in Canada

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures that require mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all persons entering Canada, even if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

Student travel

To protect the health, safety and wellness of the university community, Western has cancelled future university-sanctioned international travel for all students until September 1, 2020. This includes exchange, study abroad, faculty-led programs, internships, research placements, community-engaged learning, practicums, conferences or any other international travel that is approved by a Western faculty member, department, staff member, Faculty, or non-academic unit. This applies to all students – undergraduate, graduate, professional or other.

Western recommends students abroad make arrangements to return to Canada as soon as possible. More information can be found at

For questions related to international student travel, please contact Western International at or 519-661-2111, ext. 89309.

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