COVID-19 Updates

Student Life

Quarantine (Self-Isolation)


You are legally required to quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days upon arrival in Nova Scotia, except if you already live in Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. Students travelling from New Brunswick are advised to follow the Nova Scotia's Provincial Essential Travel guidelines when completing their 14 day quarantine (self-isolation) period.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the protocols below, as well as supports available to you for groceries and more.

What does quarantine (self-isolation) mean?

Quarantine (self-isolation) means you go straight to the place in Nova Scotia where you plan to complete your self-isolation period and you stay there for 14 days, following Nova Scotia’s How to Self-Isolate directives.

Please note that anyone sharing a residence with a traveler who is quarantining (self-isolating) must also self-isolate for 14 days. For example, if your roommate returns to your apartment after traveling outside Nova Scotia, PEI, or Newfoundland and Labrador, both of you must quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days, with day 1 being the day the last traveler arrives.


Preparing for your arrival in Nova Scotia

      1. Complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in prior to arrival.
      2. International students should review required documents and procedures for travel in Canada, including the use of the ArriveCAN app/service.
      3. Enter quarantine (self-isolation) and follow the guidelines.
      4. Complete your digital Daily Safe Check-in via email.
      5. Schedule a COVID-19 test for day 6, 7, or 8 of your quarantine (self-isolation). Your test will be done at Acadia, and transport is available if needed.