Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updates for Students. Please note that the links on this page will take you directly to IRCC’s website:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): International students

Upcoming border changes

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:

  • Effective August 9: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
  • September 7 (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated   

The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air after 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9.

“Finally, with the advent of increased vaccination rates in Canada, declining COVID-19 cases and reduced pressure on health care capacity, the three-night government authorized hotel stay requirement will be eliminated for all travellers [both fully vaccinated & non vaccinated] arriving by air as of 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9. Fully vaccinated travellers who meet the requirements will be exempt from quarantine [non vaccinated require 14 day house quarantine]; however, all travellers must still provide a quarantine plan [both fully vaccinated & non vaccinated require a Plan] and be prepared to quarantine, in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements.”

Flights from India suspended

Read the news release.