The federal government will continue to use its authority under the Quarantine Act to ensure compliance with the order to self-isolate, enforceable by RCMP or local police. Maximum penalties for breaking self-isolation orders include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months.
Service BC and Douglas College will conduct compliance and wellness checks to ensure travellers can effectively maintain their 14-day self-isolation.
Updated January 4th, 2020
- All international students planning on travelling to Canada for the purpose of studying at Douglas College MUST submit their quarantine plans to Douglas College International.
- Students should clearly understand Canadian Border Services Agency: Information for non-Canadians before making travel plans. Be sure to visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): International students on the IRCC website to determine if you are eligible for travel to Canada.
- A negative COVID-19 test result will be required for all air travellers coming to Canada starting on January 7th, 2021. Please see the full update here. Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The ultimate authority allowing students into the country rests with the Canadian Border Services Agency. If you choose to travel to Canada, it is your responsibility to provide proof that you’re eligible.
Travel Eligibility Requirements:
- You have a valid study permit or a study permit approval. Note: an Approval in Principle or AIP does not permit students to travel.
- You have a self-isolation plan and documents prepared in advance and submitted to Douglas College and ArriveCan (required)
- A negative COVID test result within 72 hours of travel will be required for all air travellers coming to Canada starting on January 7th. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Self-isolation plan submission & Travel Letter Request
Submit your self-isolation plans to Douglas College here. Upon verification, we will be able to provide a letter of support for travelling to Canada. We will be processing your request within 5-10 business days and emailing you at the email provided after we verify your eligibility.