FAQ- Fall 2021 (US and Canada)
Could international student travel to the US and Canada?
Yes, international student with a valid visa is allowed to travel to the US and Canada.
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Students traveling to Canada must ensure their school is on the approved DLI list (DLI with the approved COVID-19 readiness plan). All Navitas Canada colleges (FIC, ICM, RUIC, and WLIC) are on the list.
Is Vaccination required for International Student to enter the US and Canada?
No, COVID vaccination is not a requirement at this time.
Is the Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test required before coming to the US and Canada?
US: Yes, 3 days before traveling by air into the US.
Canada: Yes, 72 hours before departure to Canada. Student will be tested again upon arrival at the airport (e.g. Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary etc……) and on Day 8 using the free test kit provided.
Could International Student get COVID Vaccination in the US and Canada?
Yes, anyone over the age of 12 is able to get COVID vaccination in the US and Canada.
Is COVID Vaccination Mandatory for International Student in the US and Canada?
The government does not require international student to be vaccinated but this is highly recommended.
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Currently, vaccination is required for all students to return to the campus of QC and UMASS Boston.
US- Is there any Mandatory Quarantine?
There is no mandatory quarantine required for the state of New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
Please visit this CDC page for specific quarantine information or requirement about each state in the US: COVID-19 Travel Planner | CDC
Canada- Is there any Mandatory Quarantine?
Anyone coming into Canada must have a quarantine plan that shows how they will quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada. This plan is mandatory. Students must reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel before traveling to Canada. (more details)
What if International Students are traveling to Manitoba?
After the 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel in Vancouver/ Toronto (or any other port of entry), students will then quarantine for 11 days once arriving in Manitoba. Details information regarding the current travel and self-isolation protocols is available on this link.
How long does it take for the Student Visa to be processed?
US: Refer to the Appointment Wait Time webpage to check for the most updated information.
Canada: Student Visa for Fall will still be processed after May 15, the committed processing time was 8 weeks. We do have student getting their decision within 2 weeks to 4 weeks.
How Early could International Students travel to the US and Canada?
US: Students will not be allowed to enter the US on their student visa more than 30 days before the start date.
Canada: Students should not attempt to travel to Canada earlier than 4 weeks prior to the start of their program.
Students are recommended to check with their local US and Canada Consulate before finalizing their travel plan.
Please always refer to the government/ health department website for the most updated and accurate information regarding the questions and answers above.