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Travel

Travelling Safely


Information on travelling to Canada changes frequently. The Public Health Agency of Canada's travel health notice outlines current Canadian border restrictions.

Please visit Acadia’s Student Life website for guidance on travelling to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.

General Travelling

  • Provincial Travel Restrictions

    As of July 5, 2021, Canadian travellers and International students are allowed to enter Nova Scotia. Quarantine and testing requirements are based on vaccination status: fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from federal quarantine. Please visit the Government of Nova Scotia’s webpage to determine your quarantine and testing requirements.

  • Federal Government Restrictions

    The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising travellers to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada. Many governments have implemented strict travel restrictions, and movement limitations often occur without warning..

    Acadia is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for international students. International students should review required documents and procedures for travel in Canada, including the use of the ArriveCAN app/service.

University Travel

  • University-Funded Travel

    Acadia has suspended all university-funded travel until further notice. Employees considering a trip should review insurance coverage notices from our insurer SSQ and speak with direct supervisors and Human Resources before making plans.

  • International Student Travel

    Acadia is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for international students, which means that Acadia can welcome international students currently residing outside Canada.

    International students should review required documents and procedures for travel in Canada and use the ArriveCAN app/service.

    Acadia will provide updated information on arrival, quarantine, and orientation on the International Student website.

A student puts on his headphones as he travels across the University Hall's front lawn.

Questions?

Students

If you have specific questions related to travelling to Canada and Nova Scotia, please contact traveltoacadia@acadiau.ca

International Students can refer to our Arrival and Orientation Information or contact the Wong International Centre:
international@acadiau.ca
902-585-1690


Faculty and Staff

Human Resources (Travel Information)
kerry.deveau@acadiau.ca

902-585-1197


Travel FAQ

I already had COVID-19 in my home province. Do I still have to quarantine (self-isolate) in Nova Scotia?

Due to the circulating variants, a previously positive COVID-19 case does not exempt you from quarantine. Quarantine requirements have recently changed to reflect your vaccination status. Please visit the Government of Nova Scotia for further details.

I already had COVID-19 in my home country. Do I still need to quarantine (self-isolate) in Canada?

Due to the circulating variants, a previously positive COVID-19 case does not exempt you from quarantine. Quarantine requirements have recently changed to reflect your vaccination status. Please visit the Government of Nova Scotia for further details.

I'm travelling with a child under 18 years of age who is not vaccinated. Do we have to quarantine in a hotel?

If you are a fully vaccinated adult exempt from federal quarantine, those travelling with you can quarantine in your residence (home, apartment, hotel, etc.). Fully vaccinated adults can leave the residence and can bring food, supplies, etc. back to those who are in quarantine.

I'm having difficulties finding a test before my flight to Canada.

All travellers five years of age or older must provide proof of a negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. There are time-limited flexibilities for travellers departing from some countries in recognition of the need for testing systems to adjust.

I'm a returning student in a student exchange program. Who should I contact?

Students on exchange programs must notify Michael Holmes at michael.holmes@acadiau.ca when they arrive in Canada.

What about Acadia's faculty/staff travel health insurance?

Our travel health insurer, SSQ, will be covering all emergency medical expenses resulting from COVID-19 for those travelling outside of Canada effective October 1, 2020.

Remember that in all countries affected by the coronavirus, any directives issued by the local government and public safety authorities will supersede those of SSQ's assistance service. As a result, access to health care may be limited.

For more information, please contact your SSQ Insurance account manager or Human Resources.