November 16th. According to the Canadian Sing Tao Daily, the Canadian federal government recently issued entry guidelines for international students who came to study in their country during the epidemic. The content includes what should be noted before and after arrival. The health recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada remain consistent.
According to the Canadian Immigration Newsletter (CIC News), in the “Guidelines for Canadian Students Coming from Abroad” published on the federal government website, the government outlines the “Designated Learning Institutions” (DLI), provinces and regions, and the Canadian government. Roles and responsibilities of students.
The guidelines stated that any international students with symptoms of COVID-19 or their accompanying family members are not allowed to board the plane. If symptoms develop after arriving in Canada, Canadian health officials will conduct screening and may not allow them to enter the country, or they may be sent to hospital for medical examination.
International students are allowed to go to Canadian schools that have taken measures related to the epidemic. The list of approved educational institutions is constantly updated on the government website.
International students need to hold a study permit or approval letter, but this is not a travel authorization in itself. After the student’s travel authorization is approved, the Immigration Department will notify them. If there are any changes in the school, province or region, the authorization may be cancelled.
To be admitted to Canada, international students need to show to the border service staff that they meet the relevant requirements, including entering Canada for non-disposable purposes, and studying in one of the approved DLIs. If international students do not meet these requirements, they may be refused entry.
International students’ immediate family members can accompany them, including the student’s spouse and their dependent children. If international students are minors, their legal parents or guardians can accompany them. Family members must also indicate to border officials that their travel is for reasons of choice and non-disposal, such as helping students settle in Canada.
International students and their accompanying family members must be isolated for 14 days after arrival. They need to wear masks or face shields during travel, including when going to isolation locations.
Before coming to Canada, students need to develop an isolation plan. Border officials will also consider the plan when deciding whether to admit students. During the isolation period, students should ensure that they have a separate living space and arrangements for daily necessities, and self-monitoring of symptoms. Minors must also undergo mandatory isolation. Parents or guardians must ensure that appropriate arrangements have been made for their children before they leave their home country.
In addition, international students must confirm whether they are eligible for Canadian medical insurance. If not, you can purchase private insurance that covers COVID-19 coverage before departure.