Last Updated: December 21, 2021

Please note that the information on this page is subject to change

Welcome. This page is for new or returning students arriving from outside of Canada to study at King’s University College.

  • In effect: Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entry to Canada may be selected for arrival testing. They must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. They may take public transportation (for example, connecting flights) to their place of quarantine.The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks. King’s students travelling to Canada can book a two day quarantine package with Maple Assist here. See updates here.
  • Starting November 30, 2021, 03:01 AM EST, three additional COVID-19 vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization will be accepted for travel to and within Canada
    • Sinopharm (also referred to as Covilo)
    • Sinovac (also referred to as Coronavac)
    • To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveler must have received the full series of a vaccine—or combination of vaccines—accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Travelers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must upload their proof of vaccination in English or French into ArriveCAN when travelling to Canada. If the proof of vaccination is not in English or French, travelers must provide a certified translation in English or French. Travelers must bring proof with them when they travel that includes text with the vaccinations and dates received. Travelers must also comply with all other measures including pre-entry testing and a suitable quarantine plan (King’s students can use Maple Assist as their quarantine plan – if you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to make a booking).
  • As of January 15, 2022, international students over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada, and to take a connecting flight within Canada. Until January 14, 2022, international students can continue to enter the country if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, as well as take a connecting flight to their final destination that is scheduled to depart within 24 hours of the departure time of their flight to enter Canada
  • As of February 28, 2022, all travelers must be fully vaccinated to leave Canada.
  • Travelers who qualify as fully vaccinated may now enter Canada for a study period of 6 months or less with a valid travel document (visitor visa or electronic travel authorization [eTA]); a study permit is not required, however, there are advantages to getting a study permit for a study period of 6 months or less, including facilitating re-entry to Canada if you travel during your studies
    • Travelers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must still have a valid study permit and valid travel document (eTA or visitor visa).
    • All international students arriving for a study period of over 6 months must still have a valid study permit and valid travel document (eTA or visitor visa).

All King's University College students arriving from outside of Canada (including international students and Canadian citizens) who are not fully vaccinated  are required to complete a 14-day quarantine plan. All students, regardless of vaccine status, must also register their quarantine plan/arrival with King’s/Western prior to arrival in Canada.

The accepted vaccines are:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD, ChAdOx1-S, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C) 
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells) 
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc) 

Please note that travel requirements continue to change as announcements are made by the Canadian government. We will continue to provide updates as we have them


Steps for students travelling to Canada

  1. Ensure that you are eligible to travel to Canada
  2. Review the government checklist for Flying to Canada OR Driving to Canada
  3. Carefully review the requirements for quarantine set forth under the Quarantine Act.
  4. Check to see if you are exempt from quarantine requirements. Those who are quarantine-exempt must wear a mask and keep a list of contacts and locations visited for 14 days after arrival. The requirements to register your arrival information with King’s, receive a COVID test 72 hours within departure time and upload arrival information on the ArriveCAN app continues to be mandated for all travellers.
  5. Register for your airport test if travelling by air and not quarantine-exempt (you also may register at the airport when you arrive).
  6. Arrange your quarantine accommodations, either at your own place of quarantine or through one of our partners - Maple Assist or Residence Marriott Inn (recommended). If arranging your own accommodations, you must book a Robert Q from your hotel to your place of quarantine. A discount is available for King’s Western students – please see more information here. Please contact King’s International if you have questions about the suitability of your accommodations. Note: Students are not permitted to complete their 14 day quarantine in King’s residence.
  7. Register your Quarantine Plan. Students who are quarantine-exempt must still register their plan with us. You are not required to make bookings, but must ensure you also have a plan to present at the border in case you are required to quarantine.
  8. Ensure you have all the necessary documents and items required to travel to Canada
  9. Download the ArriveCAN app and enter your travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom assessment.
  10. Take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of your departure and present the negative test result to the airline prior to boarding your flight
  11. Use the latest version of ArriveCAN to confirm you have arrived at your quarantine location within 48 hours of your entry to Canada and to complete daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessments.
  12. Respond to daily check-in emails/calls from King’s International staff/volunteers.
  13. Respond to calls or visits from screening officers or law enforcement. Calls will appear on your call display as GOV-GOUV CANADA or 1-888-336-7735. Screening officers and law enforcement must identify themselves and show identification, and will ask for you by name.
  14. If applicable, apply for reimbursement for your quarantine through Maple Assist, Residence inn Marriott, or King’s International approved self-arranged hotel quarantine.

Below are some frequently asked questions concerning COVID-19:

Student Health Contacts & Resources

If you are not sure where to direct your questions, please contact us at King’s International at