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Travelling during COVID-19

Fully vaccinated travellers who meet certain criteria may be exempt from the quarantine and testing requirements. At this time, there are no exemptions for partially vaccinated travellers.

All travellers (regardless of vaccination status) will still be required to have a suitable 14-day quarantine plan in place upon arrival. Please visit the Government of Canada website for more information, if you will arrive after these new measures take effect. For details on who is exempt and for additional updates related to travelling, visit the Government of Canada website.

NOTE: If you are required to quarantine, you will be required to do so off campus.  

All students MUST

1.     Register your plan with SFU

2.    Register your ArriveCAN plan with the Government of Canada website

If you do not meet the requirements, you will be required to quarantine

Undergraduate student OR live in a 2-bedroom unit at Charles Chang

 COVID-19 travelling / planning steps

Students who are currently living in Residence and plan to travel outside of Canada

  • You will be required to self-quarantine/self-isolate for 14-days OFF-CAMPUS upon your return to Canada before moving back into your room in Residence.
  • SFU Student: contact us at student_support@sfu.ca for help planning for your self-isolation period.
  • FIC studentregister your plan with FIC.

Students who intend to move into Residence and are either traveling from outside of Canada or are showing symptoms in advance of moving in

  • You are required to quarantine/self-isolate for 14-days OFF CAMPUS upon your return/arrival back into Canada. You will not be able complete your 14-day self-isolation in residences.
  • You are required to monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 during your 14-days of self-isolation.
  • You are required to have a self-isolation plan when travelling.
  • SFU students: contact us at student_support@sfu.ca for help planning for your self-isolation period.
  • FIC studentsregister your plan with FIC.
  • You must register your plans for travel and self-isolation with SFU/FIC.
  • You are responsible for informing SFU/FIC about your plan by submitting the SFU Self-Isolation Questionnaire. This will also give you better access to supports during your self-isolation.

Graduate student
 

COVID-19 travelling / planning steps

Students who are currently living in Residence and plan to travel outside of Canada

  • You will be required to self-quarantine/self-isolate for 14-days upon your return to Canada.
  • Contact us at student_support@sfu.ca and a representative from the Self-Isolation Support Team will contact you to discuss support.

Students who intend to move into Residence and are either traveling from outside of Canada or are showing symptoms in advance of moving in

  • You are required to quarantine/self-isolate for 14-days upon your return/arrival back into Canada.
  • You are required to have a self-isolation plan when travelling.
  • You are required to Contact us at student_support@sfu.ca and a representative from the Self-Isolation Support Team will contact you to discuss support.
  • You must register your plans for travel and self-isolation with SFU. You are responsible for informing SFU about your plan by submitting the SFU Self-Isolation Questionnaire. This will also give you better access to supports during your self-isolation.


Travelling Internationally  

If you are a current SFU resident 

  •  You are required to have self-isolation plan when travelling. You are responsible for informing SFU about your plan. This will also give you better access to supports during your self-isolation. 
  • Contact cares@sfu.ca to let SFU know of your travelling plans and for help planning your self-isolation period. 
  • If you are required to quarantine, you must do so OFF CAMPUS. You will not be able to complete your 14-day quarantine in residences if you are an undergraduate student, or if you are a graduate student living in a 2-bedroom unit at the Charles Chang Centre 
  • Visit the SFU COVID Assistance & Remote Engagement Support (CARES) page for support and accommodation packages. Registration is now open.

If you are current FIC student resident 

  • Please notify and register your plan with FIC for travel and self-isolation. You are responsible for informing FIC about your plan. This will also give you better access to supports during your self-isolation. 
  • You may be required to quarantine/self-isolate for 14 days AND monitor yourself for symptoms upon your return/arrival back into Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers may be exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement; however, as per the above you will need to quarantine while awaiting your arrival test results.
  • If you are required to quarantine, you must do so OFF CAMPUS. You will not be able to complete your 14-day self-isolation in residences.

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If you have any questions please contact us at housing@sfu.ca or by phone at 778-782-4201. For isolation-related questions outside of SFU Residence, please contact student_support@sfu.ca.