Currently, there are no mandatory vaccinations required to enter Canada. COVID is still present in all countries, including Canada. As people move indoors during the cold season, cases increase dramatically. Even though vaccinations are not mandatory, medical professionals recommend everyone get the vaccine, as it is one of the ways to protect your health and that of others.
International Student Arrivals
When you arrive in Canada be prepared to stay in the hotel for 14 days to abide by the quarantine regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon completion of the quarantine you will need to make permanent housing for the rest of your stay. We have preferred rates at the hotel described below where you can stay while quarantined. Motel 6 is located at 165 Consumers Drive in Whitby, Ontario. This is close to the Oshawa Executive Airport and has restaurants next door that you can get food deliveries from while in quarantine. You can get food delivered from many local restaurants via Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats delivery services. The cost of your stay for the 14-day quarantine period will be approximately $1,100+HST. Food costs will be additional to this expense. You can visit the Motel web site by completing a search on your web browser for Motel 6 in Whitby, Ontario or by using the following URL: https://www.motel6.com/en/motels.on.whitby.1907.html
Transportation from Toronto Pearson Airport will be arranged by Toronto Airways. The fee for transport from Pearson to Motel 6 in Whitby where you will reside during your 14-day quarantine period is $125+HST. A mask must be worn during transportation which will take you directly from the airport to the motel without any intermediary stops.
When you have booked your travel arrangements please notify [email protected] and include all the particulars of your flight (Airline, date and time of arrival, flight number etc.). Please also inform Donna if you have any accessibility requirements or any special health needs so that proper arrangements can be made. Donna can then make your quarantine arrangements at Motel 6 and arrange to pick up at Pearson International Airport. We will also arrange for you to have a COVID-19 test completed within 4-5 days after your arrival. Donna will check on you daily to ensure you are staying healthy and to inquire as to any further needs or assistance that you may have. It is important that you constantly self monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
You will report your daily health and any symptoms through the ArriveCAN app. It is very important to stay in isolation for the 14-day period or you will be in breach of the Federal Quarantine Act and will be penalized by the government. For example, failure to remain in the quarantine facility is a contravention under the Act and is punishable by a fine up to $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of up to 6 months, or both. International Students and co-arriving family members are encouraged to download the Government of Canada's ArriveCAN app prior to arrival at the border and complete the information required. This is available in the app store for download. The app works in airplane mode and allows you to save your information to submit upon arrival at the airport or up to 48 hours ahead of time.
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