After arriving in Canada
As of January 7, 2021, all travellers flying to Canada must take a COVID-19 PCR or LAMP test within 72 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time and provide a negative test result to travel to Canada.
Travelling to Canada: step by step
Step 5: After you arrive
When you arrive in Canada, there are steps you need to take before starting your studies.
When you first arrive, check-in within 48 hours through the ArriveCAN online form or call 1 833 641 0343.
Follow the quarantine (self-isolation plans) you made before travelling to Canada and the following quarantine (self-isolation) guidelines:
Find helpful information and resources on taking care of your physical and mental health during self-isolation on UBC’s self-isolation page.
Consider getting involved virtually, such as joining an SUO Club.
AFTER ARRIVING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA:
- Apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)
- Check that you have iMED and have told DCIS that you are arriving
- Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- Add your document expiry dates to UBC’s Reminder System
- After self-quarantine, get a BCID to avoid carrying your passport for identification.
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