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Institutional COVID-19 Plan for International Students

Last Update : December 10th, 2021

The Institutional COVID-19 Plan for International Students presents the measures put in place at the Université de Sherbrooke to welcome students from abroad. It meets all of Canada's public-health requirements. Moreover, it complements the University's emergency protocol for dealing with the pandemic.

Requirements of the governments of Canada and Quebec :

Travel restrictions entering Canada

Entering Canada by land and air during COVID-19

Before you travel

  1. Plan your quarantine. Even if you are fully vaccinated, you still need a quarantine plan in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements. Customizable quarantine plan
  2. Take a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada or arrival at the land border, or be prepared to show proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test that was taken between 14 and 180 days before your arrival.
  3. You must use ArriveCAN to enter your information within 72 hours before you arrive in Canada, including your pre-entry test result. Have your ArriveCAN receipt and test result ready.
  4. If you are a foreign national travelling for discretionary purposes, you must show your ArriveCAN receipt prior to boarding the flight to Canada.

The Université de Sherbrooke Guides' mandate is to provide help to international students as soon as they are admitted to the Université de Sherbrooke. They are students who want to make student life easier for newcomers. Throughout your process, someone will be available to answer your questions and redirect you to the resources you need. You will benefit from a friendly and personalized support service. If you have not yet been matched and you know your date of arrival in Canada, write to us at

At the border

Unvaccinated travellers

COVID-19 arrival test

Use ArriveCAN or call 1-833-641-0343 to check-in within 48 hours to confirm that you have arrived at your place of quarantine orisolation. You’ll also need to complete a daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessment during your quarantine period as long as you are asymptomatic.

Complete your Day 8 test and ship your Day 8 test kit according to the instructions.

You will be contacted by Government of Canada (1-888-336-7735) and provincial or territorial officials. You must answer any calls and/or in-person verification visits you receive.

Fully vaccinated travellers

Possible COVID-19 test 

You do not need to quarantine while awaiting test results.

If the test is positive, isolate yourself immediately and contact local public health authorities for further instructions.

At your arrival

All arrivals from outside Canada at the Université de Sherbrooke are required to complete the declaration form to inform them that they are arriving from abroad and, if applicable, that they are in quarantine or isolation.