Find out if you can travel to Canada - Foreign national without symptoms - U.S. entry - Student

You indicated that you are:

  • a foreign national
  • not showing signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19
  • coming from the United States
  • an international student

To be able to enter Canada, you must have a valid study permit, and the school you’re attending must be considered a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory.

You will likely be allowed to enter Canada if you meet these requirements; however, the final determination will be made by a government official at the port of entry.

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Cross-border students (daily or regular crossing): Testing and quarantine exemptions

Cross-border students attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the province or territory, and the province or territory and local public health authority has approved the institution to accept cross-border students will likely be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

Instructions for cross-border students

If someone is driving you

They will likely be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements if you must regularly attend a school across the border.

You must:

  • go directly to the school, making no other stops along the way
  • only exit your vehicle to drop off or pick up the student and wear a mask.
Students in a health field: testing and quarantine exemptions

If you are travelling with immediate family, such as your spouse or a dependent child, they may be allowed to enter Canada with you.

If immediate family members want to be with you in Canada

Students in a health field: quarantine exemptions

If you are working in Canada as a student in a health field, you will likely be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements if you are entering for the purpose of performing your duties, as long as you do not directly care for persons 65 years of age or older within the 14-day period that begins on the day you enter Canada.

You must still comply with any additional provincial or territorial restrictions.

This answer does not guarantee entry into Canada

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