Interim university-related international travel policy

September 16, 2020

This message is sent on behalf of Jonathan Driver, vice-president, academic and provost pro-tem.

Dear students:

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a key priority for SFU, particularly as we navigate the global impacts of COVID-19.

Consistent with good practices in community safety, and like other Canadian universities, SFU has developed an interim university-related international travel policy to better support and protect students, faculty and staff who travel on behalf of the University. Due to global travel restrictions, SFU insurance providers currently will not cover any claim or expenses related to COVID for any traveller.

In order to support the safety of the SFU community, an interim university-related international travel policy has been established. The interim policy requires all students, faculty and staff to register university-related international travel prior to departure with the SFU travel registry. Registering travel allows SFU to protect students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency, such as a natural disaster, civil or political unrest or a health emergency. In addition, students and staff are required to have pre-approval for their travel. All are asked to ensure their travel is in keeping with federal travel restrictions and guidelines.  

Read the interim university-related international travel policy. If you have questions contact


Stay safe, healthy and well,

Jonathan C. Driver, PhD, RPA
Vice-President Academic and Provost pro tem

Simon Fraser University