Travel and quarantine information


New Safety Measures for Fall 2021 Term

Saint Mary’s University will require proof of full vaccination from all faculty, staff, and students. The university will begin collecting this no later than September 3 to ensure the community is ready for the return of classes.  

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who refuses to provide proof of vaccination will be required to undergo COVID testing twice per week at on-campus facilities and will be given information about how to access on-campus vaccine clinics or local pharmacies. 

To learn more about new measures for masking, social distancing, check-in/out and vaccination requirements please visit the Fall 2021 COVID-19 Protocols page.

It is mandatory for all those accessing campus to continue to check in using the online Campus Check-In form.

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

Students can apply for an exemption to the federal quarantine requirements if they are fully vaccinated and meet other conditions set out by the Government of Canada.
 Information on this exemption process can be found here.

If you do not qualify for an exemption, you must travel directly to Nova Scotia to complete the 14-day quarantine period. International students arriving from outside of Canada who are not exempt from quarantine can apply to stay at any location to complete their quarantine, provided it meets the following requirements: 

  • You can stay for 14 days or possibly longer 
  • You have access to the necessities of life, including water, food, medication and heat without leaving quarantine 
  • You can avoid contact with others who did not travel with you 
  • You have no visits from family or guests 

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

Inquires about travel can be sent to or international students may contact 

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