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Quarantine Resources

Langara is adhering to all orders declared by the Provincial Health Officer and the Government of Canada. Regular monitoring of Orders and public health guidance is part of routine operations and plans, protocols, and processes will be updated routinely to reflect the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All air passengers require proof of a negative COVID-19 test before travelling to Canada and must submit a quarantine plan in the ArriveCAN app. Air passengers will also be required to quarantine for 14 days. Fully vaccinated travellers may be eligible for an exemption to quarantine requirements. For specific test requirements and frequently asked questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 negative testing requirements, please review the information posted on the Government of Canada website.

All air passengers to Canada are required to have a quarantine plan prepared before arriving in Canada in case you are required to quarantine when you arrive. For this reason, we advise all students to arrive in Canada 2-4 weeks before the start of any in-person classes, to allow time for you to quarantine if necessary.  Students are advised not to travel more than 4 weeks before classes begin.

Global Travel Advisories

No matter where you plan to travel, make sure you check the Travel Advice and Advisories page for your destination twice: once when you are planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.

The Government of Canada has suspended flights from India until August 21, 2021.

During that period, passengers who travel to Canada from India via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the country they are departing from immediately a third country before continuing their journey directly to Canada.

Travellers who have received both doses of an approved vaccine (or a combination of approved vaccines) are eligible to bypass many quarantine restrictions. To qualify as fully vaccinated, travellers must have both doses (where applicable) of:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

You must have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you arrive in Canada.

If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to:

  • Quarantine on arrival
  • Take the day 8 COVID-19 test

If you are fully vaccinated, you do need to:

  • Show a negative PCR test, taken not more than 72 hours before your arrival in Canada
  • Show a proof of vaccination
  • Use the ArriveCAN app to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine, and travel information
    • If you don’t follow this step you will not be considered for an exemption
  • Bring a physical copy of your proof of vaccination to the border
  • Submit a Quarantine Plan showing what you will do in case your proof of vaccination is not accepted
  • Keep track of the people you meet in your first 14 days in Canada, in case you get sick

If you are fully vaccinated, you may need to:

  • Take a COVID-19 test on arrival (travellers are randomly selected on arrival)
  • Quarantine, if your on-arrival test is positive or if your proof of vaccination is not accepted

Full information can be found on the Government of Canada’s website,

If you do not meet the requirements of the vaccinated travellers exemption, you will be required by law to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Canada.

All quarantine accommodations are paid for by the student. Confirmation of reservations must be included in your quarantine plan when it is submitted to the College.

Quarantine is mandatory, even for people without symptoms. All international travellers arriving in British Columbia (BC) must follow the instructions on the Government of BC’s website to submit a self-isolation (quarantine) plan for approval prior to travel to BC (unless the traveller qualifies for an exemption).

Only students with a Study Permit Approval letter or Valid Study Permit; Canadian citizens and permanent residents; and US citizens and permanent residents are permitted to travel to Canada. If you have one of these documents or one of these categories applies to you, please review the information below then submit a quarantine plan to receive a supporting travel letter.

When you arrive in Canada the government will assess your health before you leave the port of entry.

When you arrive at your quarantine location, quarantining (self-isolating) means you do not have contact with other people. This will require you to:

  • Set up a space that is only for the person being isolated
  • Stay at home and watch yourself for symptoms, even if mild, for 14 days
  • Stay out of contact with other people to help stop the spread of disease in your home and in your community
  • Take an at-home test on day 8 of your quarantine, via Telehealth with a nurse

You cannot leave your place of residence for 14 days. You can go outside if there is a yard or private area, but you cannot go shopping, visit other homes, or go out  in public, including public roads or pathways.

You must monitor your health for 14 days and report your health daily with the ArriveCAN app. Download the Canada COVID-19 App. 

If you start having COVID-19 symptoms, then isolate yourself from others. Symptoms include:

  • Fever, equal to or greater than 38°C
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Signs of fever, shivering, flushed skin, excessive sweating

You cannot leave quarantine until you have completed both the 14 days of self-isolation and have received a negative result from your day 8 test.

NOTE: FlyClear™ by LifeLabs® is working alongside the Government of Canada and public health authorities to offer COVID-19 Home Collection Kits at no cost to eligible international travellers arriving into Canada.  You can find more information here.

Review the traveller expectations during quarantine.

You need to arrange your own quarantine accommodations prior to arrival in Canada. The following information is provided as a general resource for accommodations to complete the full 14-day quarantine. You may quarantine at any hotel or home, as long as your quarantine location (your bedroom, at a minimum) is fully private and you can stay there safely for the full 14 days. You can find the latest information here.

Are you planning housing for after your quarantine period? Find tips and options for accommodations in Vancouver and the surrounding area.

Short-term rates below are set by the accommodations provider and are subject to change.

GEC
Price: $1300 / 14-day stay for single or double
Details: Additional services available. Additional long term stay options available.
www.gecliving.com  
Contact: reservations@gecliving.com

Exchange Hotel
Price: $89 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: Additional monthly apartment suites available. Contact hotel directly.
Make reservation

Radisson Vancouver Airport
Price: $115 / night (room only). Minimum 14-day stay. $185 / night (with breakfast/lunch/dinner).
Details: Use PROMO code LANGARA to access rates while reserving on the website.
Make reservation

Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport – Richmond
Price: $139 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: Free shuttle service. Contact hotel directly for details.
Make reservation

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (Downtown Vancouver)
Price: $139 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $200 in-room dining credit.
Make reservation

Westin Wall Centre (Vancouver Airport)
Price: $129 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $200 in-room dining credit.
Make reservation

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Price: $139 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: Meal options available for an additional fee.
Make reservation

Marriot Airport Vancouver
Price: $139 / night (minimum 14 day stay)
Details: Meal options available for an additional fee.
Make reservation

Georgian Court
Price: $100 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $40 per day for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Email for reservation: susan@georgiancourt.com

Hotel Blu
Price: $100 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $40 per day for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Email for reservation: susan@georgiancourt.com

Hampton Inn Vancouver
Price: $129 / night. Minimum 14-day stay.
Details: $200 in-room dining credit.
Email for reservation: susan@georgiancourt.com

Residence Inn Vancouver
Price: $129 / night (minimum 14 day stay)
Details: Rate includes a boxed breakfast.
Make reservation

The above information was deemed correct at the time of publication. Information is subject to change based on government travel advisories. Please review links to travel advisories often to be sure you have the most current and updated information.

  • Wear a mask (and bring extra)
  • Practice social distancing (2 meters distance)
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly and as necessary
  • Sanitize personal space and high-touch areas such as seat belts and tray tables
  • Minimize trips to the washroom (flush the toilet with the seat cover down)
  • Touch as few surfaces as possible
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Bring some snacks as restaurants or stores may be closed
  • Bring a refillable water bottle

After you have moved into your place of quarantine you may need assistance with food and other personal items. Many services will deliver food and essentials. It is important to plan ahead with enough food and supplies for your isolation period. The demand for delivery services has increased and deliver times may be limited or take longer than expected.

The following list includes some popular delivery services in metro Vancouver area and is not a comprehensive list. Some services will charge a delivery fee, and delivery times may be limited due to the high demand. The providers are listed as a resource for students looking for food delivery services. Langara College is not affiliated or endorsed by these companies and assumes no liability for any disputes arising from services listed here.

Online ordering will not accept cash. Visa and MasterCard are the most common forms of payment.

Groceries

Meal delivery

When arriving in Vancouver, you have some options to get to your quarantine location:

Students in Langara’s homestay program may have arrangements to be picked up by homestay host families.

We look forward to supporting you as you prepare to begin your studies with us at Langara College. Please do not hesitate to contact your International Student Coordinator if you have questions or concerns.

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External Resources

The above information was deemed correct at the time of publication. Information is subject to change based on government travel advisories. Please review links to travel advisories often to be sure you have the most current and updated information.

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