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 the Atlantic provinces (NS, NB, NFLD, PEI). Please follow provincial guidelines when completing your 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 visit our Travel page for more information.


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.