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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. 

Please review the following resources to ensure you are eligible and compliant with Provincial and Federal regulations on travel and quarantine at this time:

Important Travel Dates

Algoma University will be supporting travel through our approved plan beginning December 1st. This date has been determined to ensure students have time to properly prepare, complete mandatory pre arrival sessions, and travel prior to the start of Winter 2021 semester. 

**Please note, we will not be supporting travel on the following dates due to holiday closures on all campuses:

December 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, and January 1st



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. 

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


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. If you are a Graduate Certificate student, this includes completing the Intent to Register form (available on 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

  • This resource includes; hotel booking information, transportation information, food service details, cost breakdown, quarantine timeline etc.

2 weeks prior to travel

  • Receive Flight Confirmation

2 weeks prior to travel

  • Receive Accommodation Confirmation

2 weeks prior to travel

Submit the IT Request form for purchasing or renting a laptop if needed

2 weeks prior to travel

  • To apply for your Travel Letter, please click here
  • Received Travel Letter

1-2 weeks prior to travel

  • Pre Arrival Webinars/Quiz (these will be sent to your algomau.ca email address when you submit your Arrival Form)
  • Pre Arrival Q/A Schedule

3 days-1 week prior to travel

  • Documents received upon completion of steps 1-6:
    • Travel Support Letter 
    • Arrival Form Submission Confirmation
    • Flight Confirmation
    • Accommodation Confirmation 
  • Documents received following pre arrival completion (step 7):
    • Pre Arrival Completion Confirmation
    • Quarantine Plan Letter 
    • UHIP card (if needed)
  • 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 (this is mandatory!)
  • Email arrival@algomau.ca 
    • Communicate any changes to your travel plans along the way
    • Communicate you have arrived safely and are in quarantine