As of 11:59pm ET on July 5, 2021 you may qualify for certain exemptions to the quarantine and testing requirements imposed by the Canadian Government.
To be exempt, you must:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Temporary border restrictions and measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern
In effect: There are new requirements for all fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entry to Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers who are selected for arrival testing must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks. To support students, we have developed back up plan letters that students can activate if they are told they must quarantine while waiting for test results.
Requirements for unvaccinated travellers remain unchanged.
VERY IMPORTANT: EVERY TRAVELLER COMING INTO CANADA MUST HAVE A QUARANTINE PLAN EVEN IF FULLY VACCINATED. THIS IS NEEDED JUST IN CASE YOU DON’T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS. NOT HAVING A QUARANTINE PLAN MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING DENIED ENTRY TO CANADA AND RETURNED TO YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
Accepted vaccines in Canada*:
Vaccines not currently accepted for fully vaccinated status in Canada*:
You will require a passport and study permit for entry into Canada.
For travel details please go here: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
In addition to your government-issued documents, you will also be required to travel with:
These documents must be in your carry-on luggage and should be accessible to you at all times.
Unvaccinated International students are required to quarantine as per the rules from the Canadian Government for 14 days upon your arrival in Canada. As of January 15, 2022, unvaccinated students will no longer be granted entry into Canada. Unvaccinated students under the age of 18 are exempted from this and should continue to register for 14-day packages.
Fully vaccinated students who are required to test upon arrival maybe told to quarantine while waiting for test results. Test results can take up to 72 hours (3 days).
You must remain in your hotel room during your isolation period. If you are travelling with a companion, you may shelter in place together. However, you will not be allowed to socialize with others in the hotel.
No. The packages are all-inclusive packages. The Study Safe Corridor package has been carefully negotiated for the best possible pricing available, and to ensure that all you have the components you are required to have to ensure successful entry into Canada. The Study Safe Corridor is recognized by both federal and provincial governments and most importantly by Canadian Border Services Agency.
If you are told to move to quarantine upon arrival, proceed to the hotel in your back up plan letter and register for a 3-day package upon your arrival. Our team will work quickly to activate your quarantine plan within 48 hours.
Unvaccinated minors coming to Canada should register more than 5 days before arriving for a 14-day package.
Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM EST. We do respond to emails as best we can outside of these hours and on weekends but maybe slow to respond.
Three meals per day are included in your Study Safe Corridor package and will be provided by the hotel via room delivery during the period of isolation. This site allows for the opportunity to outline dietary restrictions and preferences during the registration process.
When you arrive and check into the hotel, you will be required to check in with a member of The Student Travels team to ensure that all protocols are explained and in place to keep you safe. Throughout the duration of your stay, a member of Public Health will check in with you to confirm your adherence to the rules of isolation as outlined by the Government of Canada.
Please select the hotel that is indicated in your back up plan letter. Unvaccinated minors should select the hotel nearest their school.
You will need to have an understanding of where your school is located to determine which airport you should fly in to. Should you need assistance with this, please email email@example.com
Transportation is only available to unvaccinated minors arriving for 14-day quarantines. We are unable to arrange last minute transportation for students who are told they should quarantine while waiting for test results upon arrival. Those students should proceed to the taxi stand upon exiting the terminal and request that a taxi take them to the hotel in their back up plan.
For unvaccinated minors: Upon arrival at the airport, you will clear immigration and customs, then proceed through to baggage claim. From there, you will proceed through the arrivals exit where your driver will be awaiting and holding a sign with your last name. Your driver will escort you to your vehicle and then proceed to your chosen hotel. Passenger safety and wellbeing is paramount and proper protocols and precautionary measures including the implementation of physical distancing guidelines, PPE, and sanitation are in place.
In addition to regular packing requirements, please also bring:
Please also have the following with you in your carry-on luggage: at least 2 masks, several pairs of gloves, a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer and some disinfecting wipes. Make sure you have the following documents available when you arrive in your carry-on luggage. You will be required to present these to a Canada Border Services Agent when going through Canadian customs and immigration:
Please note that you will also require a credit card upon checkin at the hotel to cover your incidentals (laundry, extended stay, damages). If you do not have a credit card, please be prepared with approximately double the amount of your estimated package pricing in Canadian cash upon checkin to leave in place of a credit card. The hotel will refund this cash to you upon checkout minus any charges that you have incurred.
While in transit to the airport, in airports and during flights:
Yes – you are permitted to travel with your spouse and / or family, and a companion. You will need to pay a supplemental fee to cover the additional occupancy in your guestroom. You will be contacted by a member of our team should you indicate that you are travelling with a companion. Please note that there is a maximum occupancy in hotels of 4 guests. Any additional guests will require a second hotel room. We will do our best to accommodate requests for adjoining rooms.
Your companion(s) must adhere to the Canadian Quarantine Act.
You may not share accomodations with anyone outside of your household. Each companion must have formal documentation showing the same home address.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms during quarantine period:
You must advise the Study Safe Corridor by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
After you arrive in Canada, a representative of the Government of Canada will call you to monitor compliance with your mandatory quarantine or isolation. We ask that you please answer calls from 1-888-336-7735.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal* and electronic funds transfer* (*additional fees will apply).
Yes. Please ensure you have all the appropriate documentation outlined above. Please note that some hotels do not allow minors under the age of 18. Be sure to read all the details in the hotel description when booking your package. Students under 18 years of age, travelling on their own will be required to complete a parental consent form for the hotel.
We can also accept PayPal and electronic funds transfers. Please note that additional fees will apply for these forms of payment. You may be required to place a cash deposit on your hotel room upon arrival that will be refunded when you check-out.
You will need a credit card upon arrival at your hotel for incidentals, additional nights that you may require, or damages. If you do not have a credit card, please come prepared with cash to cover upwards of $2000.
We offer refunds up to 72 hours prior to your arrival in Canada. Please note that refunds are subject to an 10% plus applicable taxes fee. There are no refunds made for cancellations made within 72 hours of your arrival.
We do not charge for registration changes such as changing your arrangements due to a change in your arrival date.
SIM cards are only provided to unvaccinated minors and students who test positive and are required to add 10 days to their quarantine.
As a part of the requirements to enter Canada as an unvaccinated traveller, you must have a Canadian phone number where you can be contacted by Public Health and others during your quarantine. A SIM card gives you cell phone service in Canada with one of Phonebox's partner networks.
Phonebox is pleased to offer eSIM's to students who have compatible devices. Please select your device from the drop down list in the registration. If your device is eligible for an eSIM, you will receive an email with your QR code and instructions to set up your eSIM on the day you arrive in Canada.
If your phone is not compatible, your SIM card will be ready for pick-up when you arrive and check-in to your Study Safe Corridor TRAVEL SAFE hotel. The front desk will provide you with a SIM card that has been assigned to you. Within the package, you will see instructions on how to insert the SIM card, and activate it via the PIN provided in the packaging.
Your SIM Card will include:
Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact PhoneBox at 1-855-866-0505, or talk to a customer Care Associate on PhoneBox LiveChat
Your 4 week insurance coverage will begin upon arrival in Canada for all unvaccinated minors and students that test positive and need to extend their quarantine another 10 days, and will include:
The Wellness and Learning Initiatives Program by guard.meCARES offers a unique experience for individuals by building awareness around mental health and wellness, and provides access to pre-recorded webinars that meet your specific concerns.
You will receive a welcome email explaining in detail all of your benefits, how to access everything you are entitled to, as well as information on how to extend your coverage beyond 4 weeks should you wish to do so.