Updates from MITT regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Originally posted: March 14, 2020
UPDATE: September 28, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Effective Saturday, October 1, 2022, Canada is ceasing all border requirements related to COVID-19
All travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:
- submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
- provide proof of vaccination;
- undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
- carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
- monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving in Canada;
- undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
- wear masks on planes and trains.
The Government of Canada advises that individuals should not travel if they have COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms arise during travel, please inform an attendant or border services officials upon arrival. Individuals are encouraged to review the travel health notices at travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories for more information on safe travel.
MITT students travelling to Canada must still meet the entry requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and provide appropriate travel and immigration documentation as necessary. For example, students will still be required to carry the IRCC Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction that confirms study permit approval, a valid entry visa, and the MITT Letter of Acceptance.
Students travelling to Canada can continue to use the optional Advance Declaration feature in ArriveCAN to save time at the airport by submitting their customs and immigration declaration in advance of arrival.
UPDATE: July 12, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Current border measures for travellers entering Canada extended until September 30, 2022
- The Government of Canada extended current border measures for travellers entering Canada until at least September 30, 2022.
- For more information on current border measures, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders - Travel.gc.ca
- MITT international students travelling to Canada are required to be fully vaccinated and comply with the travel requirements. Students currently studying online from overseas are recommended to contact email@example.com for any questions or support. Information on travel restrictions and border measures are available at Quarantine resources | Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (mitt.ca)
- Details of the federal announcement can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2022/06/government-of-canada-maintains-current-border-measures-for-travellers-entering-canada.html
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