York Quarantine Information

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Latest Updates

  • Effective as of April 22, 2021 at 11:30 pm (EDT), Canada has suspended all passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days.  Passengers who travel to Canada from India or Pakistan via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before continuing their journey to Canada. 
  • As of April 7, 2021, the province of Ontario announced a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order in response to rising cases of COVID-19 in certain areas of the province, including Toronto.
  • As of February 22, 2021, international travelers arriving to Canada by air and land are subject to expanded COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements to help mitigate and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • As of February 15, 2021, all travellers to Canada, with some exceptions, must take a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of your flight's departure or arrival at a land border.
  • As of January 31, 2021, the government and Canada's airlines have suspended all flights to and from Mexico and Caribbean countries until April 30, 2021.

**Toronto is included in the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order . With the rise in COVID cases in the province, we understand that you may be concerned about your health and safety.  We strongly encourage you to consider delaying your travel plans until numbers of cases decrease in Ontario. 


The York University Quarantine Program includes the 3-night stay at a government-authorized hotel that must be completed at the beginning of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
For more information, choose the option below that best describes your situation.
I am arriving in Toronto from within Canada.
  • I lived in on-campus residence (York Residences, York Apartments, The Quad) in Winter 2021.
  • I travelled within Canada only.

I am travelling to begin or resume my studies in Canada for Winter or Summer 2021.

*Including School of Continuing Studies.

  • I left Canada before the start of the Fall 2020 semester (before September 2020).
  • I am travelling to Canada for an essential reason as defined by the Canadian government.
I am travelling at my own discretion in Winter or Summer 2021.
  • I was studying/living in Canada during the Fall 2020 and/or Winter 2021 semester, I left Canada, and now I want to return. 
  • I am currently inside Canada and I want to travel internationally and return at a later date.
  •  Non-essential travel includes returning to your home country, or to other destinations, at any point in time, including the upcoming summer 2021 break.