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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:

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 and current/returning students may request this letter by contacting Please be sure to include your student ID number in all email correspondences.

Please contact for information about re-entering Canada.