3-Day Mandatory Hotel Stay Support Program

Information for international graduate students travelling to Canada

PLEASE NOTE: The Government of Canada's 3-day mandatory hotel stay requirement will end for all air travelers entering Canada as of August 9, 2021. Learn more here.

Until August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada requires non-exempt international students arriving in Canada to quarantine for up to three nights in a government-approved hotel upon arrival, while waiting for results from mandatory COVID-19 testing. Following this period, students with a negative test result are permitted to travel to their own pre-planned place of quarantine for the remaining 11 days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

For international graduate students arriving prior to August 9th, 2021 the 3-Day Mandatory Hotel Stay Support Program is intended to relieve financial pressure and stress faced by newly arriving international UCalgary graduate students. There are two versions of this program, depending on your start date.

Summer '21 and earlier start dates

For international graduate students starting programs in summer 2021 or earlier, and are entering Canada for the first time since the start of their programs

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Fall '21 start dates, visiting, and returning students

For international graduate students starting in Fall 2021, visiting international graduate students, and current international graduate students returning to Canada from their home countries

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This program is made possible by the generous support of the Graduate Students' Association Quality Money program.