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Last updated: March 16, 2020

International Travel

Effective March 13 until April 30, all university-sanctioned international travel plans are cancelled or postponed. This includes all travel outside of Canada, including exchanges, research activities, research placements, field courses, conference travel, university business travel, or any other travel that has been approved, authorized or supported by a Laurier unit, department, staff or faculty member.


Based on the recommendation of the Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Laurier requires all staff, faculty and students who return from international travel to stay away from the university until they have self-isolated for 14 calendar days from the date of their return.

Upon returning from abroad, send an email message to and cc: your direct supervisor of the places you travelled and the date you arrived (or plan to arrive) back in Canada.

Domestic Travel

At this time, we are not banning domestic travel, but instead recommend that university-sanctioned domestic travel plans be carefully assessed based on the importance of the travel, the size of the event, and any other COVID-19 related risk factors.

It is strongly encouraged that discretionary travel plans between March 13 and April 30 (e.g. conference attendance, workshop or professional development) be postponed or cancelled.

Personal Travel 

The federal government has issued an advisory to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. For personal travel, the university encourages all members of the Laurier community to follow the Global Affairs Canada travel advisory website and closely monitor the situation.

Students on International Exchange 

The health and safety of our students on international exchange is of utmost importance. Current practice will continue, whereby students will receive personalized counsel and advice. Together, the student, Laurier International, and the host institution will review the situation and determine the best course of action to complete the term.

Undergraduate students should contact academic advising in the faculty in which they are registered for appropriate support and counsel. Graduate students should contact their program advisor. Contact information is available on Laurier’s Academic Advising webpage.

Additional Information

For additional information about coronavirus, view Laurier’s frequently asked questions. You can also email


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