Nov. 5, 2020
Recently the Government of Canada updated the travel exemptions for international students traveling to Canada. Beginning October 20, 2020, international students may be able to travel to Canada if their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place. This week, Laurier’s readiness plan was approved following a rigorous review process by both the provincial and federal governments. This is a positive step that provides a safe and structured opportunity for Laurier’s international students who meet the travel requirements and wish to return to the community.
This means that international students who meet the Government of Canada’s requirements for entering the country to study now have the option to register to travel to study at Laurier. Laurier has prepared a stringent Safe Travel, Arrival, and Quarantine (STAQ) process to protect the health of our staff, students, and community. International students who wish to pursue this option need to register, and more details about the application and quarantine process is outlined on the International Student Support website.
Those students who meet the criteria, including Brantford students, will be quarantined for the required 14-day period in a designated residence facility on Laurier’s Waterloo campus, and when they’ve cleared the rigorous process they will be permitted to move to their local housing.
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