|Am I required to have a negative COVID-19 test in order to board my flight travelling into or outside of Canada?|
As of January 7th 2021, all travellers seeking entry to Canada are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test completed 72 hours prior to their flight departure (96 hours for select destinations: https://tc.canada.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-issued-transport-canada/covid-19-pre-departure-testing-transport-canada-interim-order).
Please visit this link for more information.
For students travelling internationally, you must familiarize yourself with COVID-19 testing requirements prior to booking your flight. Some countries also require proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel along with other requirements.
|I am a Chinese student who needs a COVID-19 antibody test to travel home to China, where can I get this?|
These are the companies in Ontario that we have heard are doing the test:
Dynacare - COVID-19 Antibody Test | Dynacare (English - Canada)
|I am planning to travel to Lakehead from outside of Canada? Are students arriving from outside of Canada eligible for entry?|
Traveling from outside of Canada during COVID-19 is a fluid process- changing daily. As such every student traveling from outside of Canada should be checking IRCC’s website for accurate up to date information at this link prior to travel. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html
All students traveling from outside of Canada now require Lakehead University’s quarantine approval letter and must submit a request 96 hours prior to travel.Lakehead University is now approved for it's COVID-19 Readiness plan. Lakehead University has been updated on the designated learning institution list (DLI) and you can view this at the following webpage:
Please refer to our Quarantine page for more information before making a travel plan.
Prior to travelling from outside of Canada, it is a student’s responsibility to check IRCC’s link to ensure that Lakehead University has been added to the IRCC’s designated institution list.