Immigration & COVID‑19 Updates

Page updated: January 3, 2023

Government of Canada announces a temporary negative COVID-19 test requirement for travellers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao

The Government of Canada recently announced that as of 12:01 a.m. EST on January 5 all air travellers arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, or Macao will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding. For full details, please review the government's news release.


Dalhousie University COVID-19 Procedures and Protocol

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to adapt our academic operations to comply with public health guidelines.

If you’re travelling to Canada from abroad, you can stay informed on how COVID-19 will impact your studies by regularly checking Dalhousie's COVID-19 Information and Updates website

The International Centre is committed to working with you to be successful at Dal. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have about immigration, events and programs, international travel, any anything else related to student life. You can email us at or call 902-494-1566.

Travel and Health Insurance

Students are strongly recommended to obtain travel insurance prior to travelling to Canada, which may help with unexpected events on route to Canada. For detailed information on travel insurance and International Student Health coverage as a Dalhousie University student, please email or visit the Dal Student Union's Health Plan website