BCIT Quarantine & Self-Isolation Plan
The Government of Canada and BC Government require international students to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada and submit a detailed self-isolation plan. The International Student Guide – Travel to Canada is a comprehensive guide for all new and returning BCIT students who are currently outside of Canada and planning to travel to Canada to start their fall 2020 term.
Updated July 31st, 3:00pm PST
Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, international students must have a clear understanding of the laws and regulations of the Government of Canada and BC government. Students must have a self-isolation plan and be prepared for a 14 day quarantine upon arrival in Canada.
For the most up-to-date information and instructions, please review the following government websites:
- Government of Canada Travel Restrictions
- Government of Canada Mandatory Quarantine
- IRCC – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Visitors, foreign workers and students
- IRCC How to Isolate at Home
- British Columbia Self-Isolation Plan
Students must be able to show how they can safely obey the law by self-isolating. This means staying at your Vancouver home and avoiding situations where you could come into contact with others for 14 days.
Your Travel to Canada Plan in Six Steps
Assessment Process on Arrival
Additional screening measures are in place for people returning to B.C. from international locations including the United States by air, land or sea. Please review Assessment Process on Arrival for more information.
Required Documents Upon Entry Into Canada
In addition to all required documents listed on our Entering Canada page, you may need a copy of a ‘Confirmation of Essential In-Class Instruction letter’ if your program delivery mode is a blended model (has in-class components). New students may request this letter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and current/returning students may request this letter by contacting email@example.com. Please be sure to include your student ID number in all email correspondences.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about re-entering Canada.