Institutional COVID-19 Plan for International Students
Last Update : April, 2022
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 :
As of January 15th 2022, international students 18 years of age and older will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated and unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be able to travel within or from Canada.
As of February 28th 2022, all travelers entering Canada must now be fully vaccinated, as per Canada's definition. Domestic travel and departure from Canada will also require full vaccination. In addition, the measures relating to the COVID-19 screening test before departure and on arrival will be relaxed.
Before you travel
- 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.
- As of April 1, 2022, pre-entry testing is no longer required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada by land, air or sea. You must continue to use ArriveCAN within 72 hours of your arrival in Canada.
- 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.
- 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 Guides@usherbrooke.ca.
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.
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.