This page provides detailed information related to travel in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information regarding travel to and from Canada visit the Government of Canada's website.

Guidelines for travel to Canada

Guidelines for travel outside of Canada

The Government of Canada has lifted its global travel advisory as of February 28, 2022. 

University-sanctioned international travel for students

Western has resumed outbound international university-sanctioned student travel. University-sanctioned international travel refers to any activities involving travel outside of Canada that have been approved, authorized, and/or supported by a Western University, department, unit, staff and/or faculty member.  

International travel continues to be subject to significant disruptions, including enhanced screening and border measures. It is critical that students follow Western’s steps to travel closely, including reviewing Global Affairs advisories, completing pre-departure modules, reviewing health and travel insurance coverage, and entering their travel information in Western’s travel registry. 

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Short-term travel outside of Canada: key steps

Follow these steps for safe travel and return. These steps apply to travellers fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the government of Canada. If you are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated and intend to travel to Canada, please contact for information.

  1. Check any COVID-19-related requirements or risks in your country of destination. Visit Canada's travel advice and advisories or International SOS
  2. Enter your proof of vaccination in the ArriveCAN app


See the Government of Canada travel website for further details.

Other travel resources