Travel and quarantine information

Inquiries About Travel

Inquires about travel can be sent to student.services@smu.ca or international students may contact international.centre@smu.ca. 

Upload Proof of Vaccination by January 7, 2022

Students are required to upload proof of full vaccination by January 7, 2022 to attend on-campus courses or visit campus. Learn more about the COVID-19 and Vaccination Requirements Policy for Winter Term.

Expansion of Canada’s list of accepted vaccines

Effective November 30, 2021, the following vaccines are accepted in Canada and Nova Scotia as a full series or combination:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty – 2 doses for full series 
  • Moderna Spikevax – 2 doses for full series 
  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/COVISHIELD – 2 doses for full series 
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson – 1 dose for full series
  • Sinopharm – 2 doses for full series
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac – 2 doses for full series
  • COVAXIN/Bharat Biotech BBV152 – 2 doses for full series

Students Currently Residing in Canada

If you reside in Canada, you may or may not need to complete a quarantine period and testing upon arrival in Nova Scotia, depending on your vaccination status. Information on the provincial quarantine requirements can be found here.

Students Arriving from International Destinations

If you are travelling to Canada and Nova Scotia, take note of travel requirements by federal government and the provincial government. International students should contact the International Student Centre well in advance of their travel plans at international.centre@smu.ca. Learn more about preparing to travel.

Fully vaccinated travellers may qualify for an exemption to the 14-day quarantine period. If you are not qualified for an exemption, you must travel directly to Nova Scotia to complete the quarantine period. Learn more about arriving and quarantine in Canada.

Do not travel to Nova Scotia if you have not arranged quarantine accommodations. For the most current information, please visit the Nova Scotia Government COVID-19 page

Inquiries About Travel

Questions about travelling to Canada can be directed to international.arrival@smu.ca.


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