The coronavirus epidemic has created ripples in the Higher Education sector in Canada. Thousands of international students around the world have not been able to take admission for the May Sessions, and those lucky ones who have received their offer letters have apprehensions about their transactions to Canada. On the other hand, Canadian universities and colleges are taking appropriate steps to safeguard their students. Many institutes have shifted their classes online. Also, the Canadian government has issued an advisory for people, including international students coming to Canada. Here are some of the most critical points of it.
International students who have received their study permit before March 18 may come to Canada for studies
As per the Canadian government, if you have received your Canada study visa or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, you can come to Canada to join your institution.
As per the new rule, if you have the study permit and are going to Canada now, then you will have to go through the health screening process at the airport. The health checkup is mandatory by the government for all the travelers, so that people with coronavirus symptoms can be screened.
After the health checkup, you will have to self-Isolate yourself for 14 days at your accommodation. During this period, you cannot meet other people or go out to buy groceries and other essential things. The self-isolation period has also been made mandatory to control the outbreak, and there are harsh penalties for those who ignore it.
It is strongly recommended you defer your program for September or January intake if you do not know how you will spend your Isolation period.
In addition to this, the Canadian government has recommended the following point that travelers should adhere to before and after coming to Canada. you must
During the flight, if you fall ill or develop the symptoms written above, then you must disclose it to the Border Service Providers after reaching Canada. It will be considered a crime if you do not do so. Even if you encounter someone you suppose is having Covid 19 symptoms, you should tell the authorities as it is also mandatory under the quarantine act.
During your isolation period, if you develop the symptoms of Covid-19 you should
Even after completing your self-isolation period, if you develop any health issues such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should immediately contact the health authorities of your area/province.
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