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Safe travel and arrival

Students (international and domestic) travelling from NB, PEI and NL

Beginning November 30, 2021, proof of mandatory vaccination will be required to board flights and trains departing Canada. Please use this link to review vaccination requirements to board a flight or train in Canada.

Travellers from the Atlantic provinces might have to quarantine once in Nova Scotia based on their vaccination status

Students (international and domestic) travelling from other Canadian provinces

Beginning November 30, 2021, proof of mandatory vaccination will be required to board flights and trains departing Canada. Please use this link to review vaccination requirements to board a flight or train in Canada.

Travellers will have to:

  • Fill out the Nova Scotia Safe Check in form, and
  • Upload their proof of vaccination electronically and be prepared to show it, if asked by border officials.

Travellers may have to isolate based on vaccination and testing. Please use this link to understand what situation applies to you

Students (international and domestic) travelling from outside Canada

Beginning November 30, 2021, proof of mandatory vaccination will be required to board flights and trains departing Canada. Between November 30, 2021 and January 14, 2022, international students that are not fully vaccinated may take a connecting flight that is scheduled to depart within 24 hours of the departure time for their flight to Canada.

All travellers are required to: 

  • Use the ArriveCAN app to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information.
  • Test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country.
  • Test negative for COVID-19 at the Port of Entry. Vaccinated travellers will be allowed to proceed to their destination but will have to self-isolate until they receive their test results. Unvaccinated travellers must undergo 14 days mandatory quarantine.
    For additional changes to entry, testing and quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant, please visit this page.
  • All travellers must submit their quarantine plan to NSCC by using the iCent app
    • You will be asked to prove that you have health insurance from the moment you arrive in Canada. Your NSCC health insurance will cover you from January 1, 2022. Students eligible for MSI through their partners/spouses must verify that they are covered from the moment they land in Canada. If you need, you can purchase health insurance through NSCC
    • If you need a place to quarantine, you can book a hotel or contact  for advice.
      • Please make sure to have food delivered to your quarantine location as NSCC is unable to support with food purchase or delivery.
    • Arrange transportation to your quarantine location. Halifax Airport Taxi Service and Halifax Airport Taxi and Limousine Service offer discounts to NSCC students (you need to prove that you attend/are enrolled at NSCC when booking).

Vaccination and mask requirements

All employees and students are required to provide proof of vaccination by Thursday, October 12. 

Students who are in Nova Scotia can get vaccinated free of charge. You must complete any required isolation or quarantine before you can get vaccinated in Nova Scotia.

If a student does not have a Nova Scotia health card (MSI), they will NOT be able to book a vaccine appointment online. They must book their appointment by phone by calling toll-free 1-833-797-7772 (this phone number is only accessible within Canada). The student will need to confirm at the time of booking that they will be in Nova Scotia long enough to receive both the first and second dose.

We will continue to require mask-wearing in group settings (e.g. classrooms, meeting rooms and common spaces) at all campuses and sites.

We will evaluate the need to continue wearing masks by December 31, 2021.

For more information please see:

There are many other mandatory public health measures in place in Nova Scotia. Please familiarize yourself with the rules in Nova Scotia. We also encourage you to follow @nsgov and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ for the latest information.

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