Campus updates

Return to campus

Updated July 14, 2021

  • Visit the Government of New Brunswick COVID-19 website for the latest provincial updates, information for travellers, and vaccination information.
     
  • The Province of New Brunswick has a "Path to Green" plan in place that will see a gradual loosening of restrictions until the mandatory order is lifted and all restrictions are eliminated.
     
  • Masks are currently required in public spaces and physical distancing should be maintained.
     
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, testing is available in Sackville at the Civic Centre by appointment and test results are often confirmed within 24 hours. You can register to be tested online.

Further updates on our return to campus in the fall will be available in the coming weeks.

Information for international students

Updated July 9, 2021

International students traveling to Canada to begin or continue their studies are considered essential travellers and are permitted entry to Canada for Fall 2021.

Please review the information below which gives further details on how to plan for your Fall 2021 travels depending on your vaccination status.

Please note that this information is accurate as of the date of posting. You should always refer to the Government of Canada website directly for the most up-to-date information: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/entering-canada-checklist

FULL-VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

Effective July 5,  fully-vaccinated travellers who meet Canadian entry requirements are exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement.

Travellers will be considered fully vaccinated if they receive a full dosing regimen of a vaccine approved by Health Canada at least two weeks before arriving in Canada.

The following regulations still apply for fully-vaccinated travellers:

  1. Within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada:
    • Take a COVID-19 molecular test 
    • Use the ArriveCAN App to register your travel information. You cannot register with ArriveCAN until you are within three days of your departure. Ensure you are using the updated version of ArriveCAN.
  2. Pre-register for your arrival COVID test (which will be taken at the port-of-entry/airport upon arrival in Canada)
     
  3. Plan your quarantine:

    Even if you are fully vaccinated you must still prepare a quarantine plan in case you are symptomatic or the border officer determines you are not eligible for the quarantine exemption. You must enter your quarantine plan details in the ArriveCAN app before your travel.

    For residence students arriving Aug. 13-14, you may enter your MtA residence address as your isolation address. If a border officer deems it necessary for you to isolate, you will be able to quarantine on campus. 

    Off-campus students, or residence students arriving outside the approved Aug. 13-14 window, may enter into ArriveCAN the address of a hotel or other suitable accommodation where you could isolate if required. It is our understanding that you do not need to book this hotel in advance BUT should have the funds available for this stay if it becomes necessary.
     
  4. Before you depart, have your ArriveCAN receipt and documents ready, including digital or paper copy of proof of vaccination (must be in English or French, or a certified translation)

Please carefully review all details found on the Government of Canada site before traveling: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

Additional steps

  1. Register your travel/arrival details with Mount Allison

    MtA's International Arrival registration form will launch on Friday, July 23 (the link will be e-mailed to you when it goes live). A Letter of Acknowledgment (currently required for entry to NB) will be issued to students via e-mail (please allow three to five business days). Arrival plans must be submitted using this form by Aug. 7
     
  2. Register your travel with the Province of New Brunswick at least five days in advance of travel: NB Travel registration  
     
  3. A note regarding medical exams: If you completed a medical exam as part of your study permit application, please note that your exam results are only valid for 12 months. If you did not enter Canada within that time, you may need to have another exam before traveling to Canada. If you did not require a medical exam for your study permit application, or if you were in Canada this last year, this does not apply to you. 

TRAVELLERS WHO DO NOT MEET CANADA'S FULL-VACCINATED CRITERIA

The following regulations are in place for travellers who will not be considered fully-vaccinated when traveling to Canada.

Before you depart: 

  1. Plan your quarantine

    Residence students arriving Aug. 13-14 (or those who receive approval from Housing for travel outside these dates): isolation support will be co-ordinated by Mount Allison (including delivery of meals and other basic necessities).

    Off-campus students or residence students planning to isolate at an alternate location: assess your quarantine plan before you travel — IRCC Isolation assessment tool.
     
  2. Reserve your three-night hotel stopover (only for those flying into Canada)
    • You must ensure that you have a confirmed booking at a government-authorized hotel before boarding your flight to Canada. 
    • Book your hotel in the same city as the airport of your initial arrival into Canada.
    • More information, including hotel lists, can be found on the IRCC website: Mandatory hotel stopover: Chose and book your hotel  
  3. Within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada:
    • Take a COVID-19 molecular test  
    • Use the ArriveCAN app to register your travel information. You cannot register with ArriveCAN until you are within three days of your departure. Ensure you are using the updated version of ArriveCAN.
  4. Pre-register for your Arrival COVID test (which will be taken at the port-of-entry/airport upon arrival in Canada)
  1. Before you depart, have your ArriveCAN receipt, hotel confirmation, and quarantine plan documents ready. 

Additional steps

  1. Register your travel/arrival details with Mount Allison

    MtA's  International Arrival registration form will launch on Friday, July 23 (the link will be e-mailed to you when it goes live). A Letter of Acknowledgment (currently required for entry to New Brunswick) will be issued to students via e-mail (please allow three to five business days). Arrival plans must be submitted using this form by Aug. 7
     
  2. Register your travel with the Province of New Brunswick at least five days in advance of travel: NB Travel registration  
     
  3. A note regarding medical exams: If you completed a medical exam as part of your study permit application, please note that your exam results are only valid for 12 months. If you did not enter Canada within that time, you may need to have another exam before traveling to Canada. If you did not require a medical exam for your study permit application, or if you were in Canada this last year, this does not apply to you. 

After arriving in Canada

  • After taking your arrival test at the port of entry, you will go directly to your pre-booked hotel to await the results from your arrival test (for those who are flying into Canada). You will also receive a Day-8 Home Test Kit.  
  • After completing your hotel stop-over you will proceed to your final place of quarantine.   
  • You will be required to use the ArriveCAN app to complete daily symptom assessments throughout your quarantine. You may also receive calls, e-mails, and visits from the Government of Canada. 
  • On Day 8, you will follow the instructions in your Day 8 Home test kit to complete your test.
Residence move-in days and start of classes

The University has established key dates to assist you with your planning for Fall 2021.

These dates are meant to provide a framework for residence and off-campus students arriving at Mount Allison in Fall 2021.

Keep in mind these dates are based on current assumptions and are subject to change to accommodate the Public Health and travel restrictions at the time.

We will continue to monitor in-country/regional travel restrictions and will keep you updated on any changes to these dates. We recommend you wait until at least mid-June before booking travel arrangements.

At the moment, we are working on the assumption that students living in Canada will not be required to self-isolate and international and Canadian students arriving from outside of Canada will be required to self-isolate. The self-isolation period is currently set at 14 days. Airport pickups will be offered to students arriving in Moncton.

FOR RESIDENCE MOVE-IN DAYS: visit moving into residence.

The first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 8. Students who are living off campus should plan their arrival dates accordingly.