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Quarantine/Arrival Information

Below you will find information on how to safely travel to Canada under the approved Algoma U Quarantine Readiness Plan.

The steps outlined below are the approved process for students entering Canada as a part of the Algoma University community. Any students not compliant with the below steps will be independently responsible for any consequence of breach of these regulations. 

If you have any questions regarding the Quarantine/Arrival information, please email arrival@algomau.ca.

Important Travel Information

Effective January 7, all passengers five years of age or older are required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. The COVID-19 test must have been conducted within 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Canada. This new travel rule does not replace the 14-day quarantine period, and travelers are still required to follow the Quarantine Readiness Plan. 

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Please be advised that Algoma University does not offer any claim of the efficacy of the Travel Support Letter or the Readiness Plan to gain entry to Canada and you will be traveling at your own risk. The university assumes no responsibility for expenses beyond the quarantine plan that may be incurred.


Quarantine Readiness Plan Guide

3 weeks prior to travel

  • I have been accepted to Algoma University
  • I am registered for classes for the Winter 2021 semester. You can verify this by looking at your Academic Summary in your Student Portal. 
  • I am in possession of a valid Study Permit or a letter stating that you have been approved for a Study Permit.
  • I am in possession of a valid Temporary Resident Visa, if required.

3 weeks prior to travel

  • Receive Flight Confirmation 

2 weeks prior to travel

  • View our Quarantine Readiness Information Document for Options/Details
  • Receive Accommodation Confirmation from Hotel

2 weeks prior to travel

2 weeks prior to travel

  • To apply for your Travel Letter, please click here

1-2 weeks prior to travel

  • Complete a Pre-Arrival Presentation/Quiz (these will be sent to your algomau.ca email address when you submit your Arrival Form and Travel Letter Request
  • When you successfully complete the Pre-Arrival Presentation/Quiz, you will be sent travel documents from the Arrival Team

1 week prior to travel

  • Documents received upon completion of steps 1-6:
    • Arrival Form Submission Confirmation
    • Flight Confirmation
    • Accommodation Confirmation 
  • Documents received following successful Pre-Arrival Completion (step 7):
    • Travel Support Letter 
    • Quarantine Plan Letter 
    • UHIP card 
  • ArriveCAN App (this is mandatory!)
    • Download the App 
    • Complete your profile and the Self-Assessment prior to travel
    • Complete daily requirements via the app
  • COVID Alert App
  • Email arrival@algomau.ca 
    • Communicate any changes to your travel plans along the way
    • Communicate you have arrived safely to your quarantine location