At this time, post-secondary students traveling from an international point of origin are considered essential travelers provided they are registered for in-person or online study at a Nova Scotia designated learning institution (DLI). Students entering Canada must follow Government of Canada rules set out by the emergency orders under the Quarantine Act, including COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements. Please review the regularly updated Government of Canada border entry measures. and use the ArriveCAN app/service.
The Nova Scotia Government has aligned their entry requirements to be similar to the Canadian Government. All international student travellers arriving from outside of Canada must have a 14-day quarantine plan in place, in case you are symptomatic upon arrival, or in case you do not meet the criteria upon arrival in Canada. The actual length of quarantine may be reduced or may not be necessary depending on your current vaccination status. Please see the Government of Canada website to determine if you are required to quarantine. Please visit the Nova Scotia Government’s webpage to determine if you are required to get tested upon arrival.
Students arriving from outside Nova Scotia may require mandatory COVID-19 testing depending on your vaccination status. Please visit the Government of Nova Scotia's travel page to determine if you require mandatory testing. Even if you do not require mandatory testing, we recommend you book a COVID-19 test, as it is free in Nova Scotia, and protects yourself and those around you.
If you are required to quarantine upon arrival in Nova Scotia, the duration depends on your vaccination status. To quarantine, you need to follow these guidelines:
In collaboration with the Government of Nova Scotia and the Department of Health and Wellness, we have developed a safe and effective quarantine plan for residence students. Acadia’s approved quarantine plan meets provincial quarantine requirements for those students who are residing in Acadia’s residences in the Fall 2021 semester.
All students entering Nova Scotia must have an approved quarantine plan in place prior to traveling to ensure that you are not turned away at the border.
There are a number of local quarantine options listed below. If you require assistance during your quarantine, please contact Student Life or the Wong International Centre, and Acadia University will provide assistance.
Private Arrangements for Accommodations
There are numerous motels and Airbnb's in the area that allow for individuals to quarantine. Below are several options, but feel free to explore the area online to find other possibilities. You may need to contact individual places, as many are not advertising their quarantine accommodations.
Slumber Inn in New Minas: 902-681-5000
Greensboro Inn in New Minas: 902-681-3201
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Acadia University has also partnered with The Student Travels to offer pre-approved quarantine options for EAP students, with available accommodations in the Halifax area. Please visit https://na.eventscloud.com/TSTstudysafe/ for more information.
If you have specific questions related to travelling to Canada and Nova Scotia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org