Travelling to Canada

Douglas College strongly recommends that all international students planning to travel to Canada clearly understand the Government of Canada and BC Government laws and regulations before making travel plans. Please note that Government of Canada and BC Government restrictions and regulations are subject to change. Please consult with government websites for the most up-to-date information. 

International students planning to travel to Canada for the Fall semester should consider the following options:

  1. Consider studying from your home country. The safest option is to avoid non-essential travel and remain in your home country and take classes online, if possible. 

  2. If you choose to travel to Canada, make sure that you have proof that you’re eligible and have proof of travel restriction exemptions. Make sure you are traveling for non-optional or non-discretionary purposes 

  3. Be sure to adequately plan for the 14 day self-isolation period on arrival 

  4. Complete the Fall 2020 Study Status Check-in and Travel Letter Request to let us know your plans to study, travel, and self-isolate upon arrive to British Columbia. From there we may be able to verify and provide a support letter for eligible students. You may choose to email the results to yourself and print them out to bring with you during travelling.

  5. Submit your self-isolation plan to the Government of Canada through ArriveCAN 

  6. Submit your BC Self-Isolation Plan

All international students studying for Fall 2020 should complete the Fall 2020 Study Status Check-in and Travel Letter Request. Some students may require a letter of support from the College to book airline tickets and to enter Canada. Please indicate your plans for travel, arrival, and isolation in this form.